Patients want more info for shared decision making

A nationwide study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that patients are willing to become more involved in their healthcare, if only they were able to receive more information from their doctors to help them make decisions. In particular, the study of 1,068 adults conducted by Consumer Reports National Research Center for the Institute of Medicine's Evidence Communication Innovation Collaborative found that 90 percent of surveyed patients said they wanted their doctors to offer them options--not only their best recommendation--for making a medical decision, but far fewer people actually received this information from their doctors. --Read the full FiercePracticeManagement article