We read with interest Bleasel’s recent editorial response [
] to our paper on shared decision-making in epilepsy neurosurgery [
- Bleasel A.
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]. We agree with Bleasel’s implication that our proposed method is complementary – it cannot and should not wholly replace existing approaches to pre-surgical counseling for persons with epilepsy. We also agree with Bleasel’s conclusion that “pre-surgical counseling should incorporate and balance patient-centered and clinician-centered outcomes.” In fact, we devoted the initial paragraph and figure of our paper to introducing and elaborating the principles of shared decision-making and how these could be used to both enhance the autonomy of patients and drive practice innovations to improve the quality of life of persons with epilepsy. However, we disagree with Bleasel’s mischaracterization of supposed limitations of our approach as these were derived from conflating characteristics of the method itself with features of the hypothetical case example selected to illustrate one application of the method.
- Mulligan B.P.
- Carniello T.N.
A procedure for predicting, illustrating, communicating, and optimizing patient-centered outcomes of epilepsy surgery using nomograms and Bayes’ theorem.
Epilepsy Behav. 2023; 140109088
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- Pre-surgical counseling.Epilepsy Behav. 2023; 140109137
- A procedure for predicting, illustrating, communicating, and optimizing patient-centered outcomes of epilepsy surgery using nomograms and Bayes’ theorem.Epilepsy Behav. 2023; 140109088
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Published online: April 01, 2023
Accepted: March 8, 2023
Received in revised form: March 6, 2023
Received: March 3, 2023
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