RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS: Edited by Joshua F. BakerNew galaxies in the universe of shared decision-making and rheumatoid arthritisBarton, Jennifer L.a; Décary, Simonb,cAuthor Information aOregon Health & Science University, VA Portland Healthcare System, Portland, Oregon, USA bTier 1 Canada Research Chair in Shared Decision Making and Knowledge Translation, Centre de recherche sur les soins et les services de première ligne de l’Université Laval (CERSSPL-UL) cDepartment of Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine, Université Laval, Quebec, Canada Correspondence to Dr. Jennifer L. Barton, VA Portland Healthcare System, 3710 SW US Veterans Hospital Road, R&D 64, Portland, OR 97239, USA. E-mail: email@example.com Current Opinion in Rheumatology: May 2020 - Volume 32 - Issue 3 - p 273-278 doi: 10.1097/BOR.0000000000000699 Buy Metrics Abstract Purpose of review Implementing shared decision-making (SDM) is a top international priority to improve care for persons living with rheumatoid arthritis. Using SDM tools, such as decision aids improve patients’ knowledge and support communication with their clinicians on treatment benefits and risks. Despite calls for SDM in treat-to-target, studies demonstrating effective SDM strategies in rheumatology clinical practice are scarce. Our objective was to identify recent and relevant literature on SDM in rheumatoid arthritis. Recent findings We found a burgeoning literature on SDM in rheumatoid arthritis that tackles issues of implementation. Studies have evaluated the SDM process within clinical consultations and found that uptake is suboptimal. Trials of newly developed patient decision aids follow high methodological standards, but large-scale implementation is lacking. Innovative SDM strategies, such as shared goals and preference phenotypes may improve implementation of treat-to-target approach. Research and patient engagement are standardizing measures of SDM for clinical uses. Summary Uptake of SDM in rheumatoid arthritis holds promise in wider clinicians’ and patients’ awareness, availability of decision aids, and broader treat-to-target implementation strategies, such as the learning collaborative. Focused attention is needed on facilitating SDM among diverse populations and those at risk of poorer outcomes and barriers to communication. Copyright © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.