Characteristics of physicians with participatory decision-making styles.

  title={Characteristics of physicians with participatory decision-making styles.},
  author={Sherrie H. Kaplan and Sue Greenfield and Barbara L. Gandek and William H. Rogers and John E. Ware},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  volume={124 5},
Patients who ask questions, elicit treatment options, express opinions, and state preferences about treatment during office visits with physicians have measurably better health outcomes than patients who do not [1-5]. Patients who feel that they have participated in decision making are more likely to follow through on those decisions than those who do not [6]. This type of involvement has particular relevance for chronic disease care, in which most of the treatment plan must be carried out by… CONTINUE READING


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