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© 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.
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
Print publication date: 01/06/2017
Online publication date: 20/05/2017
Acceptance date: 02/04/2016
ISSN (print): 1865-9217
Publisher: Elsevier GmbH
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