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June 15, 2015

Diabetes decision aid now available on National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) website

By Victor M. Montori manosin

We are now recognized as a tool to improve diabetes treatments by the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP). http://ndep.nih.gov/hcp-businesses-and-schools/HealthCareProfessionals/medication-adherence/resources/health-care-teams/ As of today in their website of resources for health professionals, they include a link to our Diabetes Medication Choice cards in PDF and interactive versions into the background information including a random maestro showing their efficacy. It […]

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June 1, 2015

Where art thou o shared decision making?

By Victor M. Montori manosin

  By Heidi McLeod Recent policy legislation is replete with references to shared decision making (SDM) as a way of improving the quality of care in clinical encounters (PPACA 2010). Even though these are unfunded policy exhortations, researchers are encouraged to pursue shared decision making, a process where clinicians share evidence based options with patients […]

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May 18, 2015

Shared-decision making in cancer

By Victor M. Montori manosin

By Khalid Benkhadra, M.D. Recently, many studies have investigated the role patients want to play in the decision making process around how to manage their health.  This is of great importance, because while clinicians are experts in what works for a certain condition, patients are experts at what works for them. Shared decision making (SDM) […]

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April 30, 2015

For Empathic Decision Making

By Victor M. Montori manosin

By Victor M Montori, Ian Hargraves, Annie LeBlanc Policymakers fashionably prescribe shared decision making for patients who face fateful decisions. These patients have two or more medically reasonable courses of action that differ in important aspects. The extent to which these aspects differ in ways that matter to each individual patient justifies patient involvement in […]

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Tags: empathc, Mayo Clinic, Montori, sdm, shared-decision making


April 16, 2015

Increasing patient engagement with shared decision making

By Victor M. Montori manosin

From Gaby Loria, medical market researcher for Software Advice Physicians hoping to boost patient engagement in their practices can take heart in the findings of our recent survey report on shared decision making. In our report, 386 U.S. patients shared their thoughts on shared decision making (SDM), including how SDM can improve their experience at […]

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Tags: electronic medical records, KER Unit, Mayo Clinic, Montori, patient engagement, sdm, shared decision making


April 2, 2015

Shared decision making and minimally disruptive medicine for COPD patients

By Victor M. Montori manosin

COPD is the third most common cause of death in the USA (1). Fifteen million Americans report that they have been diagnosed with COPD (2), but the actual number is likely to be higher, as more than 50% of adults with low pulmonary function are not aware that they have COPD (3).The national medical costs […]

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Tags: COPD, mdm, minima, sdm, shared decision making


March 19, 2015

MAGIC: Time to create guidelines and decision aids we can trust, use, and share

By Victor M. Montori manosin

By Per Olav Vandvik, Anja Fog Heen, Thomas Agoritsas Some problems with current guidelines To succeed in evidence-based diagnosis and treatment at the point of care, health care personnel need access to the best current research evidence, for example through trustworthy clinical practice guidelines. Most guidelines suffer from methodological weaknesses (e.g., identification and assessment of research […]

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Tags: evidence based medicine, MAGIC, sdm, shared decision making


March 4, 2015

REPOST: Stop blaming “demanding patients” for driving up health care costs (2/24/2015)

By Victor M. Montori manosin

Posts like this, make http://www.healthnewsreview.org/blog/ our go-to blog for news reviews from an evidence-based patient-centered perspective.  You must bookmark it, follow it on Facebook and twitter and do what you do to keep connected to its content. Thank you, Gary Schwitzer (@garyschwitzer) and your team for keeping this going on and strong!    

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Tags: evidence based medicine, shared decision making


February 17, 2015

Was a decision made? An assessment of patient-clinician discordance in medical oncology encounters.

By Victor M. Montori manosin

Oncology encounters are highly complex. Communication is suboptimal and there is evidence that patients and clinicians often fail to “get on the same page.” Shared decision making is being promoted as a means of facilitating effective and patient-centered communication in oncology. Here, Dr. Aaron Leppin and colleagues survey patients and clinicians immediately after an oncology […]

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December 12, 2014

New Shared Decision Making iPad® Supplement for Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes

By Victor M. Montori manosin

Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes has released a free iPad® Supplement devoted to the topic of Shared Decision Making (SDM). The topics included in the supplement are intended to provide a comprehensive overview of the state of the art in SDM within cardiovascular diseases. Featured articles include: 1.    Shared Decision Making: Science and Action Henry […]

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