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Funding Agency:

University of Wisconsin Institute for Clinical and Translational Research

Principal Investigator:

Margaret L Schwarze, MD, MPP


The Patient Preferences Project: Better Communication for Surgical Decision Making


Vascular Surgery

Project Summary:

This mentored career development award supports Dr. Schwarze’s transition to an independent investigator focused on optimizing decision making for older adults who consider and receive high risk surgical interventions. The goal of the proposed research is to reduce postoperative conflict in the event of a devastating operative complication by optimizing communication between patients and surgeons to ensure alignment of patients’ preferences with treatment decisions. Copyright © 2017 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System