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Table 3 Preferred and perceived role in medical decision-making

From: Patient participation in decisions about disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs: a cross-sectional survey

Decision Preferred role1   Perceived role1  
Doctor (1) Shared (2) Patient (3) Valid N Doctor (1) Shared (2) Patient (3) Valid N
MDM in general 31% 61% 8% 504 43% 55% 1% 506
Traditional DMARD 32% 59% 10% 491 72% 26% 2% 368
Injecting MTX 25% 60% 15% 466 43% 40% 17% 162
Biologic agent 26% 63% 11% 471 44% 50% 6% 149
Decrease/stop 30% 61% 9% 489 38% 38% 24% 314
  1. MDM = Medical Decision-making; DMARD = Disease Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drug; MTX = methotrexate.
  2. 1 Data of perceived role included respondents who had ever faced the decision; data of preferred role included all respondents.