How the acceptable risks and benefits of surgery impact decision-making are explored in this stream on two fronts:
- The patients perspective
- The surgeons perspective
This stream is working towards improving the feedback intervention that will inform patient and surgeon decision-making to minimise inappropriate surgery.
Current studies in this stream:
- MARKA study – examines the risk profile for surgeons and patients undergoing total joint replacement.
- Using MARKA to design and embed a database that informs and influences a surgeons’ decision to perform an operation.