USA Today column: Involve patients in medical decision making

My latest USA Today column was published this morning: Complex health choices require shared decisions.

With so many grey areas in medicine, there is often not a single, absolute answer.

I make the case for shared decision making: “The voice of patients needs to be considered for most medical decisions. That way, no matter what choice is made, it will always be the right one.”

Incidentally, there was a piece published by Jerome Groopman and Pamala Hartzbrand in the WSJ this past weekend along the same vein.

Enjoy the piece.

 

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