The significance for decision-making of information that is not exchanged by patients and health professionals during consultations.

@article{Bugge2006TheSF,
  title={The significance for decision-making of information that is not exchanged by patients and health professionals during consultations.},
  author={Carol Bugge and Vikki A Entwistle and Ian S. Watt},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={63 8},
  pages={2065-78}
}
Information exchange between patients and health professionals is fundamental to achieving patient participation in decision-making and shared decision-making is said to require the exchange of "all information relevant to decision-making". This paper reports on a qualitative investigation of instances in which information that was potentially relevant to decision-making was not exchanged in consultations. Consultations from 5 diverse clinical areas in the UK were video-recorded and the health… CONTINUE READING