This July, individuals from all over the world gathered at the 2012 Dartmouth Summer Institute for Informed Patient Choice to discuss measurement of shared decision making (SDM) in clinical practice. During the three day conference, participants had the opportunity to hear from local, national and international leaders dedicated to developing and evaluating SDM and decision support tools. The discussions were led by Summer Institute co-directors, Dale Collins Vidal and Karen Sepucha, and others including Glyn Elwyn, Elliott Fisher, Al Mulley and Annette O’Connor. They prompted participants to keep a single objective in mind througout the conference: how do we develop efficient, valid and reliable metrics for use of SDM in clinical settings?
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Last week our medical editors, Foundation staff and esteemed guests took time out of their busy schedules to join us at our Boston-based Winter Medical Editors Meeting. A number of thought-provoking projects and developments were discussed and I’d like to highlight just a few for you. We were honored to have Victoria Shaffer, assistant professor at the University of Missouri and one of our grantees, present her fascinating work on the use of patient narratives in decision aids. Her current research is focused on developing a framework by which we can analyze and evaluate the content of patient narratives.
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Many doctors aspire to excellence in diagnosing disease. Far fewer, unfortunately, aspire to the same standards of excellence in diagnosing what patients want. In fact, we will present an accumulation of evidence which shows that preference misdiagnoses are commonplace. In part, this is because doctors are rarely made aware that they have made a preference misdiagnosis. It is the silent misdiagnosis.