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Prime Time for Shared Decision Making

Spatz, Erica S.; Krumholz, Harlan M.; Moulton, Benjamin W.

Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey: September 2017 - Volume 72 - Issue 9 - p 519–521
doi: 10.1097/01.ogx.0000524509.59201.57
OBSTETRICS: ETHICS, MEDICOLEGAL ISSUES, AND PUBLIC POLICY
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(Abstracted from JAMA 2017;317(13):1309–1310)

Washington State passed legislation in 2007 incentivizing shared decision making as an alternative option to traditional forms and procedures for informed consent for certain procedures. This requires patients to sign an attestation that they used a certified decision aid and discussed risks, benefits, and alternatives.

Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Yale School of Medicine (E.S.S., H.M.K.); Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Yale–New Haven Hospital (E.S.S., H.M.K.), New Haven, CT; and Informed Medical Decisions Foundation, Healthwise Research and Advocacy, Boston, MA (B.W.M.)

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