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Featured Shared Decision Making Publications
In this article the objective of the authors was to explore an approach to measuring the quality of decisions made in the treatment of early stage breast cancer, focusing on patients' decision-specific knowledge and the concordance between patients' stated preferences for treatment outcomes and treatment received.Read the full abstract here
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"The SDM concept dates to 1989, when two Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center physicians -- John Wennberg, M.D., and Albert Mulley Jr., M.D. -- started the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation. The next year, the foundation published its first decision aid -- a video to help patients understand the pros and cons of prostate cancer treatments. Since then, the foundation and others have produced hundreds of decision aids and SDM has gained traction steadily, mostly in primary care practices. For the last few years, the foundation has supported SDM demonstrations at Massachusetts General Hospital, Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network and other sites around the country."Read the full-text article.
Such tools have emerged as an important part of shared decision making. The goal, says Leigh Simmons, a primary care physician who co-directs the Shared Decision Making Program at MGH, is to help patients be on equal footing with physicians. The hospital is one of 10 primary care sites funded by the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation, a Boston nonprofit, to test the decision aids it has developed.Read the full-text article.