This report provides further evidence for understanding shared decision-making and offers practical recommendations for advancing shared decision-making within local health services.
Enhanced Support For Shared Decision Making Reduced Costs Of Care For Patients With Preference-Sensitive Conditions
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.
Group Health Study Shows the Use of Decision Aids was Linked with Sharply Reduced Rates of Elective Surgery for Arthritis
This article describes research by Group Health showing that use of decision aids for arthritis patients resulted in a 38% reduction in knee replacement surgeries, a 26% reduction in hip replacement surgeries and a 12% decline in healthcare costs over a six month period.
This blog sets out evidence that older people and people with less education benefit the most from well-presented information and are particularly positive about efforts to inform and involve them in their medical care.
In this blog, Anna Dixon cites evidence that when patients are systematically given information and supported to make a decision about their treatment, the population intervention rates have been shown to be dramatically lower, yet only half of patients say they were always involved in decisions about their care.