Shared Decisionmaking

Shared Decisionmaking Wednesday, July 7, 2010

In shared decisionmaking, both the patient and clinician share information, participate in the decisionmaking process, and agree on the best strategy for treatment. The clinician provides personalized information, tools, and/or decision aids to help the patient understand available treatment options, and encourages the patient to consider his or her personal values in making treatment-related decisions.

The featured Innovations describe three programs that have provided shared decisionmaking tools and support to patients.

The featured QualityTools include decision aids and tools for patients to increase their knowledge about treatment options, and tools for clinicians to assist patients in making health care decisions.

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