We’re bad at evaluating risk. How doctors can help

Source: Dr. Dhruv Khullar, N.Y.-Presbyterian Hospital, (N.Y.Times) (Paid Registration)

Research suggests that physicians’ recommendations powerfully influence how patients weigh their choices, and that while almost all patients want to know their options, most want their doctor to make the final decision. The greater the uncertainty, the more support they want — but the less likely they are to receive it.

 

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