Innovations To Promote Shared Decisionmaking

Innovations To Promote Shared Decisionmaking Wednesday, February 17, 2016

In shared decisionmaking, the clinician provides information to the patient that facilitates the understanding of the possible outcomes of various treatment options, and encourages the patient to consider his or her personal values and to fully participate in making treatment-related decisions. 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 Profiles include a selection of innovations designed to promote shared decisionmaking in various settings and medical specialties.

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

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