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The grant provides funding to train and hire "family and patient activators" to equip patients with the tools they need to make decisions about their health care, Weeks said. The activators will be trained according to a curriculum developed at Dartmouth. The family and patient activators are complementary to the physician-patient dialogue, according to Benjamin Moulton, the senior legal advisor for the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation.Read the full-text article.
And some of the momentum is coming from state legislators or health officials who want a shared decision-making component in some of the latest models for cutting waste and improving quality in health care spending, like "medical homes." Washington state began encouraging shared decision making in it's state's health care systems about five years ago; Massachusetts joined in last summer when it passed its sweeping health cost control law, according to Benjamin Moulton, the senior legal adviser to the Boston-based Informed Medical Decisions Foundation.Read the full-text article.