Shared decision making: really putting patients at the centre of healthcare

BMJ. 2012 Jan 27;344:e256. doi: 10.1136/bmj.e256.


Although many clinicians feel they already use shared decision making, research shows a perception-reality gap. A M Stiggelbout and colleagues discuss why it is important and highlight some best practices.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Attitude to Health
  • Decision Making*
  • Delivery of Health Care / methods
  • Delivery of Health Care / standards
  • Humans
  • Patient Participation / psychology*
  • Patient-Centered Care / organization & administration*
  • Physician-Patient Relations*