Doctors need to explain to patients why they use high-tech diagnostic tools
In an experimental study, psychologist Victoria Shaffer compared the ratings patients give to physicians who didn’t ask for advice, physicians who asked another expert for advice, and physicians who used decision-making software for treatment advice.
“Patients had no problem with [physicians who seek] consulting advice from an expert,” Shaffer said. “It was really the use of the computerized decision aid that makes them most concerned.”
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