Poll Results: Treatment Decisions for High-Risk Patients
We continue to develop our monthly online surveys on the Invasive Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention Clinical Topic Collection page. Below are results from the most recent poll:
Although the responses are limited (participation is improving; we have 5 times as many responses so far this cycle), the results are concerning to me. Two thirds of respondents at some time have modified care recommendations due to external, administrative, or personal influences to reduce risk. Though a single two-question poll can't answer all the questions, it is somewhat reassuring that a little over half of respondents informed the patient of reasons for that decision. However, in a patient-centered environment, it is disappointing that 40% of patients were not routinely informed. There may have been good reasons, but as presented it is concerning. I welcome any comments about these results and my commentary. Please also check back on the Invasive Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention Clinical Topic Collection page to participate in new polls.
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