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.
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.
Richard Wexler, MD, chief integration officer for Healthwise, demonstrates why shared decision-making is an important component of high-quality care. Joyce Kramer, RN, Manager of Shared Decision-Making at Allina Health, and MSDMC participant, describes the lessons her health system learned from working with management and clinicians to implement SDM using decision aids.