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Physicians Favor Patient Involvement in Decision Making, But Cite Barriers Such as Time and Money
Date:3/19/2009

the lack of adequate time with patients as a major challenge, and they raise some concern about the ability of patients to understand all they need to know

Overwhelmingly, physicians responded that reimbursement for the use of patient decision aids and time spent counseling patients around decision choices would allow physicians to fully embrace the shared decision-making process.

For specific findings and the complete white paper, go to www.InformedMedicalDecisions.org.

For a summary of the Foundation's February 4, 2009 Research and Policy Forum, go to www.InformedMedicalDecisions.org.

The Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making's mission is to assure that people understand their choices and have the information they need to make sound decisions affecting their health and well being. The Foundation organizes and frames medical evidence in an unbiased manner to help people evaluate their options, particularly in instances where differences in individual preferences and perspectives are likely to affect personal choice.


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