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What Makes a Good Medical Decision?


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Floyd J. Fowler Jr, PhD, provides an overview of decision quality measures and the importance of this measurement.

This presentation was part of a Shared Decision Making Month webinar -- What Makes a Good Medical Decision? Defining and Implementing Decision Quality Measures.

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What Makes a Good Medical Decision?

  1. 1. What Makes a Good Medical Decision? Jack Fowler Senior Scientific Advisor March 21, 2013
  2. 2. Why Measure Decision Quality?• 1. To evaluate different strategies for supporting decision making• 2. To assess how well providers are supporting patients faced with decisions• 3. To help providers ensure that decisions include informed patient input 2
  3. 3. What are the Key Elements of Measuring Decision Quality?• Patients know key facts• Doctors meaningfully involve patients in decision making process• Decision aligns with what is most important to patients 3
  4. 4. TODAY’S EXPERTSFloyd J. Fowler Jr., Karen R. Sepucha, Dale Collins Vidal, MDPhD PhD Dartmouth-HitchcockInformed Medical Massachusetts General Medical Center,Decisions Foundation Hospital Dartmouth College