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Project Summary

This three-year study aims to improve communication between surgeons and patients considering surgery, so patients can make treatment decisions that are right for them. Participants are people age 60 years or older who are talking to a surgeon about treatment options.

This study was designed with the input of patients and family members like you. Learn about our Patient and Family Advisory Councils.

We aim to enroll a total of 480 patients and their families, plus 40 surgeons, in five U.S. cities: Madison, Wisconsin; Boston, Massachusetts; Newark, New Jersey; San Francisco, California; and Portland, Oregon.

This study is funded by a grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. Copyright © 2017 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System