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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.


Patient Decision Aids Can Help with Shared Decision-Making in Type 2 Diabetes

A Monthly Prescribing Reference article outlines a recent study that examined the role of patient decision aids (PDAs) in facilitating Type 2 diabetes management and care. PDAs are evidence-based, publicly available tools designed to help people make informed decisions about their treatment options.


Story: Inviting Patients To Help Design Their Own Medical Treatment

A recent Kaiser Health News story profiles shared decision-making’s increased use in health care and UC San Francisco’s approach, in particular, that has been a model for other programs around the nation.

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