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Shared decision making in the UK: Moving towards wider uptake

Lookup NU author(s): Emeritus Professor Richard Thomson

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Abstract

© 2017. Shared decision making (SDM) is firmly on the policy agenda in the UK and a recent legal ruling has confirmed its importance. Policymakers, ethicists, professional regulators and societies, patient organisations and now the courts are committed to ensuring that SDM becomes the norm throughout the NHS, but an unfavourable economic climate makes this especially challenging. Considerable progress has been made over the last few years, with new learning from demonstration sites, various initiatives in capacity building and training, wider availability of patient decision aids, and important leadership initiatives.


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Author(s): Coulter A, Edwards A, Entwistle V, Kramer G, Nye A, Thomson R, Walker E

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Zeitschrift für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität im Gesundheitswesen

Year: 2017

Volume: 123-124

Pages: 99-103

Print publication date: 01/06/2017

Online publication date: 20/05/2017

Acceptance date: 02/04/2016

ISSN (print): 1865-9217

Publisher: Elsevier GmbH

URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.zefq.2017.05.010

DOI: 10.1016/j.zefq.2017.05.010


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