Next week Foundation staff, board members, medical editors and special guests will gather on Cape Cod for the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation's Annual Summer Medical Editors meeting. We’ll be debuting our newest Shared Decision-Making® program, “Help for Anxiety: Treatments that Work.” In addition, guests will get an inside look at the development of our Maternity Care Shared Decision Making Initiative. We will be tweeting live July 30-31 during the meeting from @IMDFoundation using the hashtag #sdm12, and we hope you will follow along.
Who should decide about screening for prostate cancer: expert panels of clinicians and methodologists, primary care clinicians, specialists, or fully informed patients themselves? The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently released a draft recommendation on screening for prostate cancer, designed for primary care physicians and health systems, and has opened if for public comment until November 8, 2011.