Dartmouth-Hitchcock has an official “Department of Shared Decision Making”

I believe it’s the only department of its kind. Even though it sounds like an official second opinion department, I’m all for giving the patient more autonomy in their medical decisions.

However, not all are enthused: “The center has met resistance, however. Some comes from physicians wary of decreasing the number of procedures they perform. Others see it as a burden on their time or an infringement of their autonomy.”

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