Patients Prefer Physicians as Sources of Treatment Information

Men diagnosed with prostate cancer reported higher satisfaction rates when they received information regarding treatment options from their physicians than from other sources, such as the Internet, according to a study in the Journal of Urology.

Thirty-three percent of men said the most helpful information was a description of possible treatment from the treating physician, followed by the Internet (18.9 percent) and books (18.1 percent).

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Information from physicians was the only source independently associated with higher patient satisfaction rates.

Researchers suggest having physicians provide patients with treatment information directly may help improve patient satisfaction.

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