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David Arterburn, MD, MPH

Group Health Study Shows the Use of Decision Aids was Linked with Sharply Reduced Rates of Elective Surgery for Arthritis

After introducing video-based decision aids for people with knee and hip osteoarthritis, Group Health Cooperative saw a significant drop in rates of elective knee and hip replacement surgeries, as well as a drop in the cost of care. According to an article in the September issue of Health Affairs, Group Health found that introducing these decision aids resulted in a 38 percent reduction in knee replacement surgeries, a 26 percent reduction in hip replacement surgeries and a 12 percent decline in health care costs over a six month period. Continue reading
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David Arterburn, MD, MPH

Shared Decision Making Month Contributor Spotlight: David Arterburn

David is an associate investigator at the Group Health Research Institute in Seattle. He is also chair of the health services research section for The Obesity Society and chair of the obesity special interest group for the HMO Research Network. With the support of the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation, for whom he serves as a medical editor, he has collaborated with Group Health’s specialty leadership to implement and evaluate a new initiative to promote shared decision making around elective surgical care with video-based patient decision aids. Continue reading
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Introducing Decision Aids at Group Health was Linked to Sharply Lower Hip and Knee Surgery Rates and Costs

Arterburn D, Wellman R, Westbrook E, et al. Introducing decision aids at Group Health was linked to sharply lower hip and knee surgery rates and costs. Health Aff. 2012 Sept 4;(9):2094-104. Continue reading
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[HealthLeaders Media] Informed Decision Tools Largely Reduce Ortho Joint Surgeries

The two decision tools, which were developed by the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation in Boston and Health Dialog, explain to patients details of the surgery they are about to have, what non-surgical options exist, what life-style changes they could make, and what physical therapy and walking aids or pain medications, or complementary and alternative therapies might be selected instead of surgery.
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[The Boston Globe] Do You Really Need a Knee Replacement?

Dr. David Arterburn, lead author of the Health Affairs study and a researcher at Group Health Research Institute in Seattle, calls the procedure "preference-sensitive" because the choice to have one isn't made solely on objective measures. That's where decision aids come in. The goal, he said, is 'to make sure that patients understand that there is more than one option when it comes to osteoarthritis treatment.
The decision aids referenced in this article were developed by the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation. Read the full-text article.
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