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For better treatment, doctors and patients share the decisions

An initiative at Massachusetts General Hospital gives patients online, written and visual information to involve them in shared decision-making. One of the goals is to make risk understandable — bridging the gap between percent probabilities and words. Karen Sepucha, assistant professor of medicine; Leigh Simmons, assistant professor of medicine; and Andy Freiberg, associate professor of orthopedic surgery, are quoted.

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