came upon some interesting information regarding Dr. Chambers .
He was involved in doing a study that resulted in patient reported outcomes in six popular elective surgery's ..... over 5 different hospitals ..... and many doctors . [ CMAJ Sept. 3rd 2002 ]
This caught my eye :
Quote : We were disapointed by the lack of interest expressed by almost half of the surgeons in recieving patients' self-reported outcome information . This lack of interest suggests that many are not yet aware of the recent advances in the discipline of HRQOL measurement .
Some surgeons may have difficulty accepting the evidence that patients' self-reported HRQOL is a more valid outcome measure than their own impressions of outcomes .
HRQOL means health-related quality of life .
So it seems SOME doctors are willing to listen to their patients opinion.
This is what CCSVI is up against . And as it is a new medical condition and discovery ........ the hill to climb will be almost vertical .
I am confident Dr. Godley has appointed the right man for the job.