Enhanced Support For Shared Decision Making Reduced Costs Of Care For Patients With Preference-Sensitive Conditions

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This year-long randomised investigation found patients receiving enhanced support to make a treatment decision had lower overall medical costs, fewer hospital admissions and fewer preference-sensitive surgeries. 

It also suggested that a 'remote' model of support – combining telephonic coaching with decision aids, for example – may constitute a relatively low-cost and effective intervention.

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