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November 16th, 2012

Diabetes Decision Aids in the Media

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Dr. Montori was recently featured on Mayo Clinic Medical Edge Radio, which produces a daily 60-second health segment. His discussion about the diabetes decision aids and shared decision making can be heard here.

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November 16th, 2012

ISDM 2013: Call for Abstracts extended

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The deadline for abstract submissions for ISDM 2013 has been extended until January 11, 2013. Abstracts are to submitted electronically at the conference website.

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October 2nd, 2012

What is shared decision making?

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Mayo Clinic’s Dr. Montori recently spoke with IHI Open School regarding shared decision making.  The discussion was captured in two brief videos that can be viewed here. In the first video Dr. Montori discusses the impact of shared decision making on healthcare, and decision aid tools are described in the second video.

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September 22nd, 2012

Peru ISDM 2013: Call for Abstracts

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We are happy to announce we have made our call for abstracts and reviewers for ISDM 2013, which will be held in Lima, Peru June 16-19, 2013. Details can be found in our ISDM 2013 call for abstracts and in our ISDM2013 call for reviewers. ISDM conferences are a unique venue for worldwide sharing of knowledge […]

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August 10th, 2012

WIHI Talkshow: Minimally Disruptive Medicine

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Drs. Montori and Shah from Mayo Clinic were featured on the August 9, 2012 WIHI (Institute for Healthcare Improvement) Talkshow in a discussion about minimally disruptive medicine. The 60-minute broadcast audio, with host Madge Kaplan, can be heard here.  Some chat responses to the opening question: “If you could change one thing in your interactions and discussion […]

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July 14th, 2012

New treatment guidelines consider patient characteristics

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A recent article in the Wall Street Journal, Health & Wellness magazine, New Strategies for Treating Diabetes, discusses new guidelines for treatment of Type 2 diabetes which were published in June. The new guidelines suggest patient preferences and characteristics such as age and general health be considered by doctors when treating patients with Type 2 […]

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July 6th, 2012

KER Unit presents at Academy Health Annual Research Meeting

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Members of the Knowledge & Evaluation Research Unit were honored to present at the 2012 Academy Health Annual Research Meeting, which was held June 24-26 in Orlando, Florida. Presentations can be viewed online.  Dr. Annie LeBlanc chaired a session: Implementing Shared Decision Making in Clinical Practice (see 5:00 p.m. time on Monday, June 24), and Dr. Montori chaired: […]

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June 8th, 2012

Shared Decision Making CME

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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) presented a continuing education activity webinar in cooperation with the National Association of Free Clinics: “Practical Application of Shared and Informed Treatment Decisions Based on Comparative Effectiveness Research: Addressing the Needs of Underserved Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.” Our Diabetes Medication Choice decision aids are referenced in the 38th minute […]

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March 29th, 2012

National Academy for State Health Policy releases report “Shared Decision Making Advancing Patient-Centered Care through State and Federal Implementation”

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~Written by Kasey Boehmer, Knowledge and Evaluation Research Unit This report is based on information, recommendations, and conclusions arrived at through the organization’s convening of state and federal officials, SDM experts, and consumer, purchaser and provider representatives in October of 2011. It highlights what progress has been made at the state policy level to include […]

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March 16th, 2012

A Provocative Quote

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“(Patient-centered care) PCC can too easily become a signifier onto which too vast a variety of hopes and fears are displaced.  PCC is most dangerous when used to support the idea that fixes can be local, individually focused, and legislated.  If patient-centeredness is simply grafted onto existing medical systems, it will be a marketing slogan […]

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