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Stent patients say docs didn’t discuss alternative treatments
Modern Healthcare

A survey of Medicare patients found that most who received stents did not recall that doctors had discussed with them alternative treatment as a “serious option.” The survey, published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, asked Medicare prostate surgery patients and stent surgery patients about their treatment conversations with doctors.

Nine out of 10 stent patients said doctors did not seriously discuss alternative treatments, such as medication.

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