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Shared Decision-Making® Program Research

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Strategies for Distributing Cancer Screening Decision Aids in Primary Care

Brackett C, Kearing S, Cochran N, et al. Strategies for distributing cancer screening decision aids in primary care. Patient Educ Couns. 2010;78(2):166-8.  Read the abstract.
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Conducting Implementation Research in Community-based Primary Care: A Qualitative Study on Integrating Patient Decision Support Interventions for Cancer Screening into Routine Practice

Frosch DL, Singer KJ, Timmermans S. Conducting implementation research in community-based primary care: A qualitative study on integrating patient decision support interventions for cancer screening into routine practice. Health Expect. 2011;14(suppl):73S-84S. Read the abstract.
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[The Boston Globe] Questions to Ask Before a Cancer Screening Test

Any cancer screening offers the benefits of early detection on one side versus the risks of overtreatment on the other. Patients need to be educated on the pros and cons of any type of screening, and should make the decision along with their doctor. Dr. Michael Barry, president of the Boston-based Informed Medical Decisions Foundation, recommends asking the following questions:
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Informed Medical Decisions Foundation Funded Research

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Cutting Through the Misguided Conventional Wisdom about Healthcare: How Can We Help the Public Believe Medical Evidence

This study will investigate public perceptions of breast, prostate and colorectal cancer screening by contrasting popular media messages with evidence based information. Continue reading
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