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Shared decision making (SDM) is one approach to translate evidence into point-of-care decision making by clinicians, families and patients at Cincinnati Children’s and accomplish the goals of the Rapid Evidence Adoption to improve Child Health (REACH) program.
Shared decision making is a process that involves clinicians communicating information about treatment options, and patients and parents communicating the personal value they place on the trade-offs involved so that agreement on the best strategy for the patient can be reached.
This process is critical when clinical decisions involve two or more medically reasonable options that differ in ways that are important to families. The use of decision aids is one strategy to implement shared decision making in practice.
Our goal at the Anderson Center is to facilitate shared decision making in pediatrics, ensuring the delivery of high-value care that is evidence-based and family-centered.
Specific objectives include:
Strengths upon which we draw to meet our objectives include:
Use of decision aids leads to patients and parents who are better informed, more involved and more likely to receive a treatment that they value.
Available Decision Aid Tools:
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