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The Roulette Wheel: An Aid to Informed Decision Making

  • Jerome R Hoffman mail,

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  • Michael S Wilkes,
  • Frank C Day,
  • Douglas S Bell,
  • Jerilyn K Higa
  • Published: June 13, 2006
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0030137

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The authors have declared that no competing interests exist. Gavin Yamey, Senior Editor for PLoS Medicine, was an initial member of the project team that was funded by the CDC to devise tools for primary care physicians to understand prostate cancer screening. He was not involved in writing this paper, nor in any editorial decisions about its publication.