Patients should feel empowered to ask their doctors about choices in their medical care, even if their choice goes against a physician’s opinion. Does your doctor diagnose your preference along with diagnosing your health condition? Patient preference and patient-reported outcomes are hot topics in the medical industry. Four years ago, The King’s Fund, a health care not-for-profit in England, published The Patient’s Preference all about why choice of care matters to patients and how, in many cases, when given choices and questions are answered, the patient will sometimes make health care choices that the doctor didn’t predict. Some insurance companies…

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