Shafir A, Rosenthal J. Shared decision making: Advancing patient-centered care through state and federal implementation. National Association for State Health Policy. 2012 March. Retrieved from http://www.nashp.org/sites/default/files/shared.decision.making.report.pdf
This comprehensive report builds upon the National Academy for State Health Policy’s (NASHP) analysis of state health improvement initiatives and discusses the process and potential of shared decision making (SDM) in state legislation. The authors examine the legislative and regulatory approaches in Maine, Minnesota, Oregon, Vermont and Washington. The report provides examples of implementation challenges and strategies, as well as lessons learned from the experience. A companion piece provides SDM language from state legislation, and further examines state legislative and regulatory approaches to SDM.