What are the Essential Elements to Enable Patient Participation in Medical Decision Making?

@article{Fraenkel2007WhatAT,
  title={What are the Essential Elements to Enable Patient Participation in Medical Decision Making?},
  author={Liana Fraenkel and Sarah A. McGraw},
  journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={22},
  pages={614 - 619}
}
Patient participation in shared decision making (SDM) results in increased patient knowledge, adherence, and improved outcomes. Despite the benefits of the SDM model, many patients do not attain the level of participation they desire. To gain a more complete understanding of the essential elements, or the prerequisites, critical to active patient participation in medical decision making from the patient’s perspective. Qualitative study. Individual, in-depth patient interviews were conducted… CONTINUE READING
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