Shared decision making in oncology: assessing oncologist behaviour in consultations in which adjuvant therapy is considered after primary surgical treatment.

@article{Singh2010SharedDM,
  title={Shared decision making in oncology: assessing oncologist behaviour in consultations in which adjuvant therapy is considered after primary surgical treatment.},
  author={Simron Singh and Phyllis Butow and Matthew Charles and Martin H.N. Tattersall},
  journal={Health expectations : an international journal of public participation in health care and health policy},
  year={2010},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={244-57}
}
INTRODUCTION Shared decision making (SDM) is now considered a desirable goal in health care, yet little is known about current practice in cancer care, and its impact on patient outcomes. This study aimed to develop an oncology-specific coding system for SDM, explore variations in SDM according to patient and disease characteristics, determine the relationship between SDM and patient satisfaction with the consultation, and explore the impact of SDM on patient anxiety. METHODS Sixty-three… CONTINUE READING

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