Should informed consent for cancer treatment include a discussion about hospital outcome disparities?

Nadine Housri, Robert J. Weil, David I. Shalowitz, Leonidas Koniaris

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Abstract

Background to the debate: Several studies have found disparities in the outcome of medical procedures across different hospitals - better outcomes have been associated with higher procedure volume. An Institute of Medicine workshop found such a "volume-outcome relationship" for two types of cancer surgery: resection of the pancreas and esophagus (http://www.iom.edu/?id=31508). This debate examines whether physicians have an ethical obligation to inform patients of hospital outcome disparities for these cancers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere214
Pages (from-to)1413-1417
Number of pages5
JournalPLoS Medicine
Volume5
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Informed Consent
National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (U.S.) Health and Medicine Division
Esophagus
Pancreas
Neoplasms
Physicians
Education
Therapeutics

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Should informed consent for cancer treatment include a discussion about hospital outcome disparities? / Housri, Nadine; Weil, Robert J.; Shalowitz, David I.; Koniaris, Leonidas.

In: PLoS Medicine, Vol. 5, No. 10, e214, 10.2008, p. 1413-1417.

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Housri, Nadine ; Weil, Robert J. ; Shalowitz, David I. ; Koniaris, Leonidas. / Should informed consent for cancer treatment include a discussion about hospital outcome disparities?. In: PLoS Medicine. 2008 ; Vol. 5, No. 10. pp. 1413-1417.
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