Shared decision making: The need for patient-clinician conversation, not just information

Ian Hargraves, Annie LeBlanc, Nilay D Shah, Victor Manuel Montori

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Abstract

The growth of shared decision making has been driven largely by the understanding that patients need information and choices regarding their health care. But while these are important elements for patients who make decisions in partnership with their clinicians, our experience suggests that they are not enough to address the larger issue: the need for the patient and clinician to jointly create a course of action that is best for the individual patient and his or her family. The larger need in evidence-informed shared decision making is for a patientclinician interaction that offers conversation, not just information, and care, not just choice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)627-629
Number of pages3
JournalHealth Affairs
Volume35
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy

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