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Effect of a decision aid on agreement between patient preferences and repair type for abdominal aortic aneurysm. A randomized clinical trial.


Eid MA, Barry MJ, Tang GL, Henke PK, Johanning JM, Tzeng E et al, for the Preferences for Open Versus Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (PROVE-AAA) Study Team.

JAMA Surg 2022; 157: e222935.

The study included 235 patients with a large AAA suitable for both open and endovascular repair. Patients seen in clinics where a decision aid was used were more likely to receive their preferred type of repair: 95 versus 86 per cent, P=0.03.

Comment: More support for the use of a decision aid.

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