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Shared Decision Making. Patient Involvement in Clinical Practice
  1. R Say
  1. Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4HH, UK

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    Glyn Elwyn. Nijmegen, The Netherlands: WOK, 2001, £10.00, pp 221. ISBN 90 76316 12 0

    Involving patients in making decisions about their medical care has become widely advocated. Attractive to patients, policy makers and clinicians alike, research has suggested it may go further than enhancing autonomy by improving outcomes, decreasing treatment costs, and increasing compliance and satisfaction.

    As a medical student doing research into patient preferences for involvement in decision making, I found Glyn Elwyn's PhD thesis, supervised by the Centre for Quality of Care Research at the Universities of Nijmegen and Maastricht, very stimulating. While much of …

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