Refusal of surgery in an insured population. Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Elective Surgical Procedures
  • Patient Participation
  • Treatment Refusal

abstract

  • Among 195 people who did not have recommended elective surgery in which a second opinion was required, virtually all indicated they were not going to have the operation and did not want a second opinion. The extent to which this decision adversely affected their health status and well-being and the extent to which alternate treatments were tried are examined. The findings also highlight the discretionary nature of patient and physician decision making.

publication date

  • January 1994

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 10171800

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 44

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 10

number

  • 1