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What Is Shared Decision Making?

According to the Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making: "Shared decision making is the process by which a health care provider communicates to the patient personalized information about the options, outcomes, probabilities, and scientific uncertainties of available treatment options and the patient communicates his or her values and the relative importance he or she places on benefits and harms. Shared decision making has been widely advocated as an effective means for reaching agreement on the best strategy for treatment."

Please visit FIMDM's webpage, What is an Informed Medical Decision?, for more information.