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Shared Decision Making Resource Center

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Practicing Shared Decision Making

Based on experience in implementing SDM demonstration programs in primary care since August 2009, the Shared Decision Making Resource Center promotes the following model for an effective SDM process: 

More specific process maps are appropriate for different types of patient decisions including screening for colorectal and prostate cancer, chronic conditions, preference-sensitive conditions such as elective surgery, and advance care planning.

Evidence-based implementation toolkits
The following toolkits provide more detail and practical tools for getting your practice started with SDM:

AHRQ/Dartmouth Center for Shared Decision Making: Implementation Toolkit

Ottawa Hospital Research Institute: Implementation Toolkit


View this video from GroupHealth Cooperative in Northwestern Washington to see decision support in action.

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