Studies look at shared decision-making in PSA testing

07/18/2013 | AAFP News Now

Prostate-specific antigen-based screening remains popular despite recommendations against its use. A study in the Annals of Family Medicine found almost two-thirds of men over age 50 had not had a discussion with their physician about the science behind PSA testing or its risks and benefits. Two other studies in the journal looked at methods to improve the shared decision-making process between physicians and patients.

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