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3 Best Practices for Shared Decision-Making in Health Care

This Patient Engagement in HIT article explores how implementing a valuable and patient-centered shared decision-making strategy hinges on strong patient outreach. Clinicians working to improve shared decision-making need to leverage patient education techniques, assess patient cultural and personal preferences, and involve patient family members and caregivers into treatment decisions.

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Getting Patients to Take More Control of Their Medical Decisions

This Wall Street Journal Health article tells how researchers and health care providers are figuring out how to untie the doctor-knows-best knot and get patients to take charge of their own health.

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Skip The Math: Researchers Paint A Picture Of Health Benefits And Risks

NPR and Kaiser Health News report on how a Maryland physician teamed up with an environmental scientist to develop a visual approach for helping patients understand the medical risks and benefits of medical tests and treatments.

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