Using Decision Aids in Shared Decisionmaking
Using Decision Aids in Shared Decisionmaking Wednesday, August 28, 2013
In shared decisionmaking, patients and clinicians jointly make treatment-related decisions based on available evidence, patient preferences, and personal values. The use of decision aids including video-based, electronic, and paper-based tools can support this process and help patients understand available treatment options.
The featured Innovations describe legislative efforts in the state of Washington that support the routine use of shared decisionmaking in care delivery, as well as two programs that promoted it through the use of decision aids.
The featured QualityTools include decision aids for patients on particular health topics and resources for providers on the process, use, and evaluation of decision aids in shared decisionmaking.
- Shared Decisionmaking Tools Plus Peer Support Lead to More Efficient and Effective Mental Health Consultations and High Satisfaction
- Health Plan Leadership Promotes Shared Decisionmaking Through Use of Decision Aids by Surgeons, Contributing To Lower Joint Replacement Rates and Overall Health Care Costs
- State Legislation Promotes Use of Shared Decisionmaking Through Demonstration Project, Learning Collaborative, and Recognition of Decision Aids as Informed Consent
Also in This Issue:
- Health Department Promotes Implementation and Use of Electronic Health Records in Underserved Areas To Improve Clinical Preventive Services in Primary Care
- Statewide Policy and Practice Changes Encourage Primary Care Providers To Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in Youth
- Statewide Policy and Practice Changes Encourage Schools To Promote Behavior Change in Students, Leading to Better Physical Fitness
- Statewide Initiative Combines Policy, Practice-Based Changes, and Social Marketing To Produce Positive Behavior Changes, Help Halt Increase in Childhood Obesity
- Statewide Policy and Practice Changes in Childcare Settings Promote Healthy Eating and More Physical Activity in Children