Shared decision-making is increasingly recommended by screening guidelines, but I worry that these difficult discussions may not actually take place, even if family physicians are paid to initiate them with patients eligible for LDCT screening. Will clinicians merely go through the motions and just order the test?
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Readers of this blog know that about 10-20% of new cancer cases have been seriously misdiagnosed. Walmart is taking great strides to make sure its associates get the right diagnoses and excellent care.
A recent study showed that one-third to one-half of surveyed Americans with a 9-year mortality risk of more than 75 percent reported receiving recent cancer screenings, including prostate cancer screenings whose mortality benefit takes about a decade.
What if you were a patient with a serious illness, alone in a hospital and you couldn’t communicate verbally with the medical staff?