Shared decision making and the internist

Published: 3 October 2016
Author(s): Victor M. Montori, Marleen Kunneman, Ian Hargraves, Juan Pablo Brito
Issue: October 2016
Section: Review Article

In this narrative review, we locate within the tradition of great diagnosticians in internal medicine, a fundamental development in patient-centered care: shared decision making (SDM). In this way, we present SDM as a core component of the clinical method, one in which diagnosis of the situation and of the actions that resolve it is essential toward the practice of evidence-based medicine.