For example, because deferrers are not involved intricately in the decision-making process, they risk being unpleasantly surprised at the outcome of treatment.
For instance, the deferrer tends to seek out "folksy," personal accounts of cancer survivorship.
The authors' model of start-up characterises the individual at different stages, from dreamers to investigators, to either doers or deferrers
. It is the 'doers' the authors suggest, who go on to start, methodically (business plan, etc.), intuitively (just do it) or incrementally (moonlighting, part-time, etc.).
In a small study of breast cancer patients, Pierce (1993, 1996) categorized women into different types of decision makers and found that 40 percent were "deferrers
," that is, women who wanted a decision made quickly, did not want additional information, and preferred to follow their physicians' recommendation.