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February 20, 2012

Creating shared decision making visuals

By Mystery User

There is quite a bit of evidence about best ways to convey risk information to help with policy or clinical decision making. Pictographs and bar graphs along with numbers and descriptions are considered best.  Some emerging research suggests that some elements will help some patients more than others (for instance people with low numeracy). Recently, […]

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December 30, 2011

What patients want

By Mystery User

An interesting article from KevinMD.com was shared with us: “How much guidance do patients want with their medical decisions?” Victor Montori, MD, comments: While the surveys consistently show that not all patients would like to make the final decision about treatments, these surveys have two major flaws:  1) The majority of patients interview have never experienced a high-quality shared decision making […]

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July 1, 2011

International Conversations about Shared Decision Making

By Mystery User

Members of Mayo Clinic’s Knowledge and Evaluation Research (KER) Unit were honored to join others from around the world to discuss shared decision making in health care at the 6th International Shared Decision Making conference in Maastricht, the Netherlands.   Several research posters and presentations were delivered by KER Unit staff and can be viewed here.    The conference was highlighted in […]

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June 19, 2011

Shared decision making makes the news!

By Mystery User

Jeff Baillon from KSMP-TV in the Twin Cities, Minnesota made a nice report explaining practice variation and discussing shared decision making.  The Diabetes Medication Cards made a cameo appearance.  Enjoy below.  Thanks to Gary Schwitzer for alerting of this via twitter. Investigators: Minnesota Health Care: MyFoxTWINCITIES.com

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June 13, 2011

Dancing with Care

By Mystery User

There was an interesting exchange recently on Facebook group Shared @ EACH – Shared Decision Making Network in response to  Greater Choice and Control- a response to UK Department of Health consultation by Theo Raynor, Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Leeds and Director of Luto Research Ltd, which provides patient information testing services. In the […]

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May 22, 2011

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

By Mystery User

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, […]

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April 12, 2011

Case study involving shared decision making

By Mystery User

This is a fascinating case study involving the decision to go on dialysis for a 95-year-old man.  Patient and family values contributing to the shared decision making process are discussed.  What are your thoughts? http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/30/4/789.full.pdf

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February 26, 2011

What shared decision making means to the patient (part 2)

By Mystery User

Bob, a patient in the Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular Department, shares his experiences with shared decision making, including the contribution shared decision making has had in managing his own health.  He also discusses his involvement with One Voice Patient and Family Advisory Council.

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January 9, 2011

What shared decision making means to the patient

By Mystery User

With shared decision making, patients have the opportunity to discuss their lifestyle and preferences with their physician (or nurse practioner or physician assistant) to make healthcare decisions that are right for them.  This can be especially beneficial to patients with chronic conditions.  In these videos, two Mayo Clinic patients share their personal experiences with shared decision making and […]

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December 23, 2010

What is shared decision making?

By Mystery User

In this video, Dr. Victor Montori defines shared decision making and how to make it happen in reality.  This requires active involvement by both the patient and the clinician.  Dr. Montori also describes decision aid tools, which are used to create a meaningful, relevant conversation between the patient and clinician, and the work we are doing at Mayo Clinic to […]

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