Shared Decision Making to Improve the Emergency Care of Older Adults: A Research Agenda.

Abstract

Older emergency department patients have high rates of serious illness and injury, are at high risk for side effects and adverse events from treatments and diagnostic tests, and in many cases, have nuanced goals of care in which pursuing the most aggressive approach is not desired. Although some forms of shared decision making (SDM) are commonly practiced by emergency physicians caring for older adults, broader use of SDM in this setting is limited by a lack of knowledge of the types of patients and conditions for which SDM is most helpful and the approaches and tools that can best facilitate this process. We describe a research agenda to generate new knowledge to optimize the use of SDM during the emergency care of older adults.

DOI: 10.1111/acem.13074

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@article{Hogan2016SharedDM, title={Shared Decision Making to Improve the Emergency Care of Older Adults: A Research Agenda.}, author={Teresita M. Hogan and Natalie L. Richmond and Christopher R Carpenter and Kevin J. Biese and Ula Hwang and Manish N. Shah and Marcus Escobedo and Amy Berman and Joshua Seth Broder and Timothy F. Platts-Mills}, journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine}, year={2016}, volume={23 12}, pages={1386-1393} }