Shared Decision Making – Not Ready For Prime Time – Nor Evidently Is Patient-Centered Care

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When it comes to delivering truly patient-centered care…how are providers supposed to know when they have “arrived”?   According to Michael Berry, MD, President of the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation, providers will know they have achieved the “pinnacle of patient-centered care” when they routinely engage their patients in shared decision-making (SDM). In theory, shared decision-making (aka […]

Patient-Centered Care – We Aren’t Ready for It

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The follow is a guest post by Aanand D. Naik, MD  @empoweringpts. We hear lots of discussion nowadays about Patient-Centered Care.  Most legislation for health care reform proposes innovative models of care such as Accountable Care Organizations and the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) with “Patient-Centered Care” at the core.  Given all the attention: Who could […]