Study uncovers challenges in shared decision-making

02/5/2013 | Modern Healthcare (subscription required)

Inadequate clinical information systems, insufficient provider training and heavy workload are among the biggest hurdles primary care practices face when implementing shared decision-making, a study published in Health Affairs found. "To meet this challenge, we recommend that such [accountable care] organizations carefully plan their implementation of shared decision making and make substantial long-term investments in information systems, provider training and process reengineering," researchers wrote.

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