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VIDEO: Nowell discusses factors that influence patient decisions in joint replacement surgery

WASHINGTON — At the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting, W. Benjamin Nowell, PhD, director of patient-centered research for the Global Healthy Living Foundation, reviewed a study about the variety and importance of factors that influence patient decision-making in joint replacement surgery.

Nowell said among the key patients’ decisions were to whether have surgery, surgery date, surgeon, facility, implant device and ancillary health care professionals and services. He said the research showed that patients’ trust and communication with their physicians was the most commonly used factor used to decide on an arthroplasty surgeon.

WASHINGTON — At the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting, W. Benjamin Nowell, PhD, director of patient-centered research for the Global Healthy Living Foundation, reviewed a study about the variety and importance of factors that influence patient decision-making in joint replacement surgery.

Nowell said among the key patients’ decisions were to whether have surgery, surgery date, surgeon, facility, implant device and ancillary health care professionals and services. He said the research showed that patients’ trust and communication with their physicians was the most commonly used factor used to decide on an arthroplasty surgeon.

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