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Shared decision making (SDM) is a collaborative process in which patients and providers make healthcare decisions, taking into account scientific evidence and the patient’s values and preferences.

A number of factors, including PCORI's influence, health policy support calling for the development of SDM national resource centers, and the development of patient decision aids in Section 3506 of the Affordable Care Act, and the potential for SDM to improve patients' experience of emergency care and outcomes, have resulted in increased interest in SDM and patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) in the emergency medicine community.

In this conference, patient representatives, clinicians, funding agencies, and other key stakeholders will work together to develop and publish in the peer-reviewed literature a consensus research agenda that will drive further research on SDM and PCOR in emergency care.

The projected outputs from this project are a conference to stimulate researchers and educators to explore the impact of shared decision-making and PCOR on patient-oriented outcomes in the ED; a conceptual model of SDM in emergency medicine; and published conference proceedings of high-priority areas for future SDM research to be published in the Academic Emergency Medicine journal. 

Project collaborators include Citizens for Patient Safety; students/trainees; and patient participants.

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Erik Hess, MD, MSc
The Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
$50,000

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12 months
2015
2016

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Last updated: October 20, 2021