How do patients perceive treatment efficacy? It is not what we usually think. We as clinicians use the numbers like A1C and LDL but the patient often uses different criteria.
Click on the underlined words to review an article that describes how a patient may think. Polonsky W, ClinicalDiabetes 2010;28;89-92
This article suggests that you use on line tools to help a patient better understand their risk. One of these tools from the American Heart Association can be obtained by clicking on the underlined word.