Shared Decision-Making Tool Helps ED Patients with Low-Risk Chest Pain

A single-page shared decision-making tool helps low-risk chest patients who present to the emergency department better understand their health status and options and may reduce the use of stress tests and imaging, possibly cutting costs, all without increasing risk, a new study suggests.


NQF to Develop National Standards, Measurement for Patient Decision Aids

The National Quality Foundation is undertaking new work to set national standards for these tools, including determining clinical areas where more of these resources are needed, and developing a process for certifying high-quality decision aids for patients.

Doctor with digital tablet talking to patient

Involving Patients May Decrease Antibiotic Prescriptions

According to a new review of past research, when patients and doctors discuss antibiotic prescribing together, fewer drugs are given out.

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