|Medical care can be a gamble–and patients often don’t understand the
odds. University of California researchers aim to change that, with an
interactive Web-based tool that they are calling the roulette wheel. This
color-coded visual model uses a computer algorithm to help patients and
their doctors assess the possible outcomes of different treatments.
The Roulette Wheel: An Aid to Informed Decision Making
I like this as a way to counsel prostate cancer patients. I think number percentages are hard to comprehend as most patients think the less likely things are unlikely to happen.
Seeing a wheel for possible outcomes may be a little easier to comprehend. For example, plug in my data for erection rates at 6 months and show them these are the possibilities.