Shared Decision Making: Engaging Patients to Improve Health Care

Families USA

Fundamentally, shared decision making is about giving patients the opportunity to be active participants in their health care. When well-informed patients and caregivers team up with health professionals who are trained in effective communication, patients are more likely to receive care that meets their needs and see improved health outcomes. Advocates have an important role to play in ensuring that shared decision-making programs are consumer-friendly.

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