Who Makes Medical Decisions?

Guests: Carl Schneider Author, The Practice of Autonomy: Patients, Doctors, and Medical Decisions (Oxford University Press, 1998) Chauncy Stillman Professor of Law Professor, Internal Medicine University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan Dr. James Weinstein Medical Director, Center for Shared Decision Making Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Lebanon, New Hampshire Dr. Sidney Wolfe Director Public Citizen's Health Research Group Washington, DC Anyone who's been to the doctor lately knows the practice of medicine has changed. Managed care, the patients' rights movement, and the growing availability of medical information mean that people are taking more responsibility for their own health. In this hour, we'll take a look at who's making medical decisions. Plus, can the Internet help patients make better choices?

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