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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Shared Decision Making In The ED

Health Affairs Blog
Health Affairs Blog - Melnick E, Hess E - February 7, 2017

..."As our health care system continues to test new ways to deliver value-based health care, there is a growing recognition of the important role of shared decision making. Policymakers are actively creating ways to incentivize providers to build these tools into their routine practice through new Medicare payment models. To date, these efforts have primarily focused on decision making in the physician office. Research like ours shows tremendous potential for driving value-based care in the emergency setting through shared decision making. As we continue to build incentives for value-based care into our health care system, we should not leave the ED out..."