Shared decision making and the concept of equipoise: the competences of involving patients in healthcare choices.

@article{Elwyn2000SharedDM,
  title={Shared decision making and the concept of equipoise: the competences of involving patients in healthcare choices.},
  author={Glyn Elwyn and Adrian Edwards and Paul Kinnersley and Richard Grol},
  journal={The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners},
  year={2000},
  volume={50 460},
  pages={892-9}
}
BACKGROUND Involving patients in healthcare decisions makes a potentially significant and enduring difference to healthcare outcomes. One difficulty (among many) is that the 'involvement' of patients in decisions has been left undefined. It is usually conceptualised as 'patient centredness', which is a broad and variably interpreted concept that is difficult to assess using current tools. This paper attempts to gauge general practitioners' (GPs') attitudes to patient involvement in decision… CONTINUE READING
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