Medical decision-making preferences of older adults who had recent cataract surgery
Shah, Khushali, Stephanie Choi, Brian C. Stagg, and Joshua Ehrlich. 2019. "Medical decision-making preferences of older adults who had recent cataract surgery." Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, 45(3): 378-379.
Over the next 15 years, it is estimated that the number of persons with cataract inthe United States will double1,2 and that the demand for cataract surgery will increase concomitantly.3 With growing recognition of the importance of patient-centered care,4 it is critical to understand the varied preferences patients have as they navigate complex medical decisions, for example choosing to have cataract surgery. A 2004 study from Austria that evaluated patient preferences for decision-making in cataract surgery5 found that a majority (61%) preferred a physician-dominated process.