Interpreting Health Benefits and Risks : A Practical Guide to Facilitate Doctor-Patient Communication

—Thomas Finucane, MD, Professor of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Main Authors: Rifkin, Erik, Lazris, Andrew (Author)
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Published: Cham Springer International Publishing 2015, 2015
Edition:1st ed. 2015
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Setting the Stage
  • Shared Decision Making (SDM)
  • Decision Aids
  • Towards a Universal Decision Aid
  • Involving the Patient in Decision Making
  • BRCTs
  • Part II: Case Studies – Health Benefits and Risks
  • Breast Cancer Screening: Mammograms
  • Colon Cancer Screening with Colonoscopy
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Screening for Lung Cancer with Spiral CT
  • Health Effects of Smoking
  • Exercise Stress Tests
  • The Use of Warfarin in Atrial Fibrillation
  • Aspirin for Prevention of Heart Disease and Stroke
  • Screening for Carotid Disease in Asymptomatic Patients
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Statins, Cholesterol and Coronary Heart Disease
  • Annual Exam
  • Screening for and Treating Dementia
  • Osteoporosis: Bone Density Testing and Drug Treatment
  • Osteoporosis: Calcium and Vitamin D
  • Estrogen Replacement Therapy
  • Vitamins and Supplements
  • MRI and Back Pain
  • Antibiotics in Sinusitis and Bronchitis
  • Final Thoughts