New Chicago Booth research suggests patients prefer expert guidance for medical decisions

New research from University of Chicago Booth School of Business suggests that in times of uncertainty, people want expert guidance when making choices about their medical care. The study, released by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, examines the important question of how patients, and advisees in general, react to full decisional autonomy when making difficult decisions about their health. It also indicates that the preference for paternalistic guidance could extend beyond doctors.