May 22, 2011

Mayo Clinic’s patient-centered decision making research makes impact at cardiovascular outcomes research meeting


Washington, DC (May 13, 2011) -At the American Heart Association Quality of Care and Outcomes Research meeting in Washington DC, Mayo Clinic investigators from the Knowledge and Encounter Research Unit (KER Unit) presented important contributions in their quest to improve outcomes by involving patients in shared decision making. In one study, the AMI Choice trial, investigators improved participation and knowledge transfer in post heart attack patients.

A similar study targeting patients presenting to the emergency room with chest pain invited them and their emergency room clinician to discuss the best disposition to them after ruling out they were having a heart attack by discussing the patient’s risk of an acute coronary syndrome in the next 45 days.  This study was not only subject of a podium presentation, but got the principal investigator, Erik Hess from the KER Unit, a Young Investigator Award for his Chest Pain Choice trial (details here).

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