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The Value of Sharing Treatment Decision Making With Patients

The Value of Sharing Treatment Decision Making With Patients Opinion The Value of Sharing Treatment Decision Making VIEWPOINT With Patients Expecting Too Much? The growing emphasis on patient-centered care is practice setting, and features of the interventions. Steven J. Katz, MD, MPH increasing the demand on physicians’ time and effort Importantly, only 5 of 14 studies showed a reduction Departments of to more fully engage patients and their families in in the more extensive treatment option, and several Medicine and Health treatment decision making. Thus, it is important to of these positive studies could not disentangle Management and understand the potential effects of shared decision patient- vs clinician-level effects of the intervention Policy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. making (SDM) with patients on the outcomes of clini- on utilization. Despite these limitations, the review cal encounters. Shared decision making is being has been cited in a number of recent commentaries Sarah Hawley, PhD strongly promoted for several reasons. First, it is the and research articles supporting the potential role of Departments of ethical responsibility of clinicians to facilitate patient SDM in reducing overtreatment. Medicine and Health involvement in treatment decision making because Two studies frequently cited in support of the role Management and Policy, University of patients and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

The Value of Sharing Treatment Decision Making With Patients

JAMA , Volume 310 (15) – Oct 16, 2013

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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2013 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.2013.278944
pmid
24061082
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Abstract

Opinion The Value of Sharing Treatment Decision Making VIEWPOINT With Patients Expecting Too Much? The growing emphasis on patient-centered care is practice setting, and features of the interventions. Steven J. Katz, MD, MPH increasing the demand on physicians’ time and effort Importantly, only 5 of 14 studies showed a reduction Departments of to more fully engage patients and their families in in the more extensive treatment option, and several Medicine and Health treatment decision making. Thus, it is important to of these positive studies could not disentangle Management and understand the potential effects of shared decision patient- vs clinician-level effects of the intervention Policy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. making (SDM) with patients on the outcomes of clini- on utilization. Despite these limitations, the review cal encounters. Shared decision making is being has been cited in a number of recent commentaries Sarah Hawley, PhD strongly promoted for several reasons. First, it is the and research articles supporting the potential role of Departments of ethical responsibility of clinicians to facilitate patient SDM in reducing overtreatment. Medicine and Health involvement in treatment decision making because Two studies frequently cited in support of the role Management and Policy, University of patients and

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JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Oct 16, 2013

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