This report brings together evidence and provides an up-to-date single reference point for the current state of knowledge about shared decision making. This evidence shows that shared decision making improves patient’s satisfaction, involvement in their care and knowledge of their condition.
This report reviews evidence of the implementation of shared decision making in England and provides a summary of the types of measures that are available.
This article reports a study into how the use of patient stories might influence patients' decisions. The study found that using patient stories did not influence people’s treatment preferences, but that women preferred the information DVD which included the stories to the identical DVD without patient stories.
Three questions that patients can ask to improve the quality of information physicians give about treatment options: A cross-over trial
This research found that when patients asked three specific questions, it improved the information given by their doctor and increased the doctor facilitating them to be involved in decision making.
A Demonstration Of Shared Decision Making In Primary Care Highlights Barriers To Adoption And Potential Remedies
This research concluded that substantial investments in provider training, information systems and process re-engineering may be necessary to implement shared decision making successfully.
Your Health – Your Decision: Evaluation & Output Report of the AQuA Workstream within the National Shared Decision Making Programme
This report highlights the journey taken by 33 clinical teams working to promote a culture of shared decision making through training health professionals, engaging patients and promoting the inclusion of shared decision making in education. This work was part of the AQuA workstream of the National QIPP Right Care shared decision making programme.
Through interviews with almost 40 shared decision making experts in the UK and overseas, this report examines the various barriers that can inhibit the implementation of shared decision making and identifies a number of practical factors to consider.
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.
This article argues that a common ethical and legal standard for informed consent is needed which reflects the ethical principles of balancing beneficence (doing good) with respect for patient autonomy, and that such a standard should be informed by the principles of shared decision making. This article is only available to subscribers or for a fee.