Shared Decision Making in the News

Media coverage of the challenges we face in making good treatment decisions often focuses on and sensationalizes medical errors, catastrophes and risks.  So it was great to see this impressive TV news clip circulated by Gary Schwitzer of HealthNewsReview.org in his...

The Salzburg Statement on Shared Decision Making

This Thursday at the headquarters of the British Medical Journal in London, an important announcement will be made about patients’ rights to be actively involved in decisions about their treatment. Below is the press release about it. The subject is shared...

Shared Decision Making: Informed Consent v. Informed Choice

This guest post, presenting the view point of Howard Luks ( @hjluks on Twitter). Howard is an orthopedic surgeon. He serves as the Chief of Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy and Knee Replacement at Westchester Medical Center, in Westchester County, NY.  Asked about...

On Making Patient Reviews of Physicians More Useful

I recently hosted a Google Hangout on Air entitled Patient Reviews of Physicians: The Wisdom of the Crowd? (presented by The Harlow Group LLC in association with The Society for Participatory Medicine). I spoke with Niam Yaraghi (Center for Technology Innovation, The...

Zack Berger from #MedX on uncertainty and decision aids

Regular readers may recall SPM member Zack Berger MD PhD’s July post here The pledge of the patient-centered physician. Zack is one of the many SPM members attending the Stanford Medicine X conference this weekend and sends this Saturday night report,...

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