“Essential Reading” is a reading list on shared decision making that provides a rapid introduction to the subject and access to knowledge to develop your thinking. The 22 articles are all systematic reviews which have been identified as key. For each article there is a key statement or conclusion to help you assess the article’s value to your needs and a link to the full text where possible or an abstract.
The Health Foundation’s MAGIC programme is working with a consortium of experts in Cardiff and Newcastle to develop and test practical solutions that support patients to make informed and considered decisions about their own treatment and care. This snapshot provides an overview of the programme and explains why shared decision making is important.