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Shared Decision-Making® Program Research
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"Researchers from the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation in Boston and the Dartmouth Institute, in collaboration with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, surveyed people who had an elective procedure in 2008. Those who had a stent implanted soon after a heart attack or following a visit to the emergency department were excluded."Read the full story.
"Unnecessary stenting persists in part because doctors are not explaining the medication-alone option to patients, said Dr. Michael Barry, president of the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation, which has created a guide of treatment choices for patients with stable heart disease."Read the entire article.