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[Puget Sound Business Journal] When Patients Get to Help Pick Treatment, Many Wind Up Deciding that Less is More
"The decision-aid materials provided to King and other Group Health patients are produced by the Boston-based company Health Dialog in partnership with the nonprofit [Informed Medical Decisions Foundation], also based in Boston."Read the full article.
[Modern Healthcare] Obstacles Ahead: Shared Decisionmaking Faces Roadblocks, Despite Push, Incentives
"Dr. Richard Wexler, chief medical officer of the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation, Boston, contends that financial incentives will probably need to be much more explicitly tied to shared decisionmaking [sic], however, in order to effect real change. 'It's very hard to get shelf space for this because physicians have so many competing opportunities to do good things related to improvement,' Wexler said. 'Unless we realign incentives to highlight shared decisionmaking [sic] and attach some real financial importance to it, I think we'll have trouble competing with the other things that are rewarded in our system.'"Read the full-text article.