Williams N, Fleming C. Consumer and provider perspectives on shared decision making: A systematic review of the peer-reviewed literature. Center on Health Care Effectiveness. Mathematica. Issue Brief. 2011 September.
This brief article summarizes a systematic review of peer-reviewed literature that assesses current consumer and provider perspectives on the process. Both consumers and providers’ attitude towards SDM was more likely to be positive than negative, whereas engagement was somewhat more likely to be lower than higher. The authors conclude that actual engagement in SDM behavior is lagging behind attitudes toward the process and recommend implementation of policies that support SDM.