Health News Review

We are preparing to review four stories on the new Swedish mammography study. We hope to post those reviews within a few days. Why does it take so long? Our reviewers do not work on this project fulltime and we will have three reviewers evaluate each story. That takes time. We hope you think it’s worth the wait.

At the same time, I want to draw attention to a new issue of the journal Medical Decision Making that features several studies that are noteworthy. I’m traveling this week and don’t have time to do anything more than to post the links to the studies. (Disclosure: much of this work was supported by grants from the Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making, which supports my HealthNewsReview.org project.)

Brian J. Zikmund-Fisher, Mick P. Couper, Eleanor Singer, Carrie A. Levin, Floyd J. Fowler, Sonja Ziniel, Peter A. Ubel, and Angela Fagerlin
The DECISIONS Study: A Nationwide Survey of United States Adults Regarding 9 Common Medical Decisions
Med Decis Making September/October 2010 30: 20S-34S, first published on April 14, 2010 doi:10.1177/0272989X09353792
http://mdm.sagepub.com/content/30/5_suppl/20S.full.pdf+html

Angela Fagerlin, Karen R. Sepucha, Mick P. Couper, Carrie A. Levin, Eleanor Singer, and Brian J. Zikmund-Fisher
Patients’ Knowledge about 9 Common Health Conditions: The DECISIONS Survey
Med Decis Making September/October 2010 30: 35S-52S, doi:10.1177/0272989X10378700
http://mdm.sagepub.com/content/30/5_suppl/35S.full.pdf+html

Richard M. Hoffman, Carmen L. Lewis, Michael P. Pignone, Mick P. Couper, Michael J. Barry, Joann G. Elmore, Carrie A. Levin, John Van Hoewyk, and Brian J. Zikmund-Fisher
Decision-Making Processes for Breast, Colorectal, and Prostate Cancer Screening: The DECISIONS Survey
Med Decis Making September/October 2010 30: 53S-64S, doi:10.1177/0272989X10378701
http://mdm.sagepub.com/content/30/5_suppl/53S.full.pdf+html

Neda Ratanawongsa, Brian J. Zikmund-Fisher, Mick P. Couper, John Van Hoewyk, and Neil R. Powe
Race, Ethnicity, and Shared Decision Making for Hyperlipidemia and Hypertension Treatment: The DECISIONS Survey
Med Decis Making September/October 2010 30: 65S-76S, doi:10.1177/0272989X10378699
http://mdm.sagepub.com/content/30/5_suppl/65S.full.pdf+html

Karen R. Sepucha, Angela Fagerlin, Mick P. Couper, Carrie A. Levin, Eleanor Singer, and Brian J. Zikmund-Fisher
How Does Feeling Informed Relate to Being Informed? The DECISIONS Survey
Med Decis Making September/October 2010 30: 77S-84S, doi:10.1177/0272989X10379647
http://mdm.sagepub.com/content/30/5_suppl/77S.full.pdf+html

Brian J. Zikmund-Fisher, Mick P. Couper, Eleanor Singer, Peter A. Ubel, Sonja Ziniel, Floyd J. Fowler, Carrie A. Levin, and Angela Fagerlin
Deficits and Variations in Patients’ Experience with Making 9 Common Medical Decisions: The DECISIONS Survey
Med Decis Making September/October 2010 30: 85S-95S, doi:10.1177/0272989X10380466
http://mdm.sagepub.com/content/30/5_suppl/85S.full.pdf+html

Amanda J. Dillard, Mick P. Couper, and Brian J. Zikmund-Fisher
Perceived Risk of Cancer and Patient Reports of Participation in Decisions about Screening: The DECISIONS Study
Med Decis Making September/October 2010 30: 96S-105S, doi:10.1177/0272989X10377660
http://mdm.sagepub.com/content/30/5_suppl/96S.full.pdf+html

Mick P. Couper, Eleanor Singer, Carrie A. Levin, Floyd J. Fowler, Angela Fagerlin, and Brian J. Zikmund-Fisher
Use of the Internet and Ratings of Information Sources for Medical Decisions: Results from the DECISIONS Survey
Med Decis Making September/October 2010 30: 106S-114S, doi:10.1177/0272989X10377661
http://mdm.sagepub.com/content/30/5_suppl/106S.full.pdf+html

a podcast by one of the principal investigators:

http://www.ns.umich.edu/podcast/video2.php?id=1269

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