Research in SDM

May 2, 2017

A case of the best, worst, and most likely

By Victor M. Montori manosin

  Dr. Margaret Schwarze, a surgeon from the University of Wisconsin, and her colleagues published a proof of concept study “A Framework to Improve Surgeon Communication in High-Stakes Surgical Decisions—Best Case/Worst Case.”1 (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28146230) This article was recently the topic of discussion during our bi-weekly Shared Decision Making working group. Schwarze and colleagues described that hospitalized […]

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June 23, 2016

Diary post of a visiting researcher

By Victor M. Montori manosin

Dear Diary, Sat May 7th. All set, ready to go! Excited to visit the KER Unit for a few weeks and to join them at the SAEM SDM Consensus Conference in New Orleans. This will be my first visit to the Mayo Clinic, and one I’ve been looking forward to since I became a research […]

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August 5, 2015

Shared Decision Making Called for by the Situation of Suffering

By Victor M. Montori manosin

By Ian Hargraves, Maggie Breslin, Nassim Jafarinaimi Healthcare, like any care, is the product of what people can do and who they can be for each other in the midst of suffering. The relationship of people attending to suffering finds its most direct expression in contemporary healthcare in the relationship of patient and clinician.  The […]

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Tags: shared decision making, shared-decision making


July 22, 2015

Reflections after the 2015 Sydney ISDM-ISEHC Conference: The Triumph of the Patient

By Victor M. Montori manosin

I was not able to stay until the last day of the event so my reflections are limited to what I saw directly and through discussions in persons and twitter posts (using the hashtag #ISDMISEHC). I will not belabor the obvious: this was a resounding success for the organizing committee – Lyndal Trevena, Kirsten McCaffery and […]

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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


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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November 19, 2014

The New Statin Choice Decision Aid

By Victor M. Montori manosin

With a new interface that includes versions in English, Spanish, and Chinese, the Statin Choice decision aid (http://statindecisionaid.mayoclinic.org) is out. With over 70,000 uses worldwide year-to-date and new policy endorsements for its use (JAMA Article), the Statin Choice decision aid is helping patients and their clinicians have meaningful conversations about whether to use statins to […]

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Tags: AHA/ACC guidelines, shared decision making, statin choice


February 19, 2013

National Cancer Institute Launches SDM Measures Repository

By Kasey Boehmer kaseyboehmer

From the NCI Website: In the last twenty years, numerous studies have empirically examined decision making processes and outcomes in clinical settings. One of challenges that the shared decision making (SDM) research community faces is a paucity of standardized measures of the SDM antecedents, process, quality, and outcomes. The GEM-Shared Decision Making Workspace (GEM-SDM), a […]

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July 14, 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 6, 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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