Patients' expectations of the benefits and harms of treatment
Many people like to be involved in the decision making process with their doctor about suggested treatments or tests. Making a rational choice depends on information, available evidence, but also how the patient perceives the balance of benefits versus harms. Unrealistic expectations of benefits or harms can influence a person's decision making in their medical treatment. [Duration 06:20]
Professor Del Mar and Associate Professor Hoffman published a systematic review on the subject in JAMA Internal Medicine that featured in This Week in PHC Issue: 05 February 2015.