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ngd-Being unwilling to embrace shared decision making in health systems is a result of managers viewing patients, not as human beings, but revenue streams with attached liabilities…
Shared decision-making about health conditions is linked to lower likelihood of patient legal action.
- Participants in a recent study showed an 80% lower propensity to pursue legal action if they engaged in shared decision-making than if they did not.
- Benefits of shared decision-making include facilitating patient-centered care.
- Commitment to shared decision-making is needed not only at the clinician level but also organizationally at health systems, hospitals, and physician practices.