Taking Shared Decision Making More Seriously (The Lancet)

This editorial in the British medical journal The Lancet discusses a recent report from The Dartmouth Atlas Project about the variations in treatment of common diseases. It concludes, "Although there is much still to learn about the art and science of shared decision making, progressive measures to empower patients with knowledge about treatment options should be welcomed by doctors."

Read the full story, published in The Lancet on 03/05/11.