TUNE IN: HOW CAN NEUROLOGISTS INCORPORATE SHARED-DECISION MAKING WITH THEIR PATIENTS? A new survey, reported in JAMA Internal Medicine, reported that primary care physicians are not consistently consulting with patients in discussions and decisions about common tests, medications, and procedures. Among their findings, physicians consulted more on decisions regarding
surgical procedures, for example, than decisions about cancer screening or
about two common long-term medications for cardiac risk reduction.
How well do neurologists do with shared decision-making? In a video interview, Neurology Today Editor in chief Steven P. Ringel, MD, and Associate Editor Robert Holloway discuss their strategies for including patients in decisions about their care — from how to make best use of their electronic medical records to elicit discussion, what to say when introducing new medications, and how to approach end-of-life care options. Click here for Neurology Today's full-coverage of the survey: http://bit.ly/7qKpuK.