Shared Decision-Making for Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators: Policy Goals, Metrics, and Challenges

J Law Med Ethics. 2021;49(4):622-629. doi: 10.1017/jme.2021.85.


Shared decision-making has become a new focus of health policy. Though its core elements are largely agreed upon, there is little consensus regarding which outcomes to prioritize for policy-mandated shared decision-making.

Keywords: Cardiovascular Disease; Decision Aids; Health Policy; Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator; Shared Decision-Making.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Benchmarking
  • Decision Making, Shared
  • Defibrillators, Implantable*
  • Goals
  • Humans
  • Policy