This review identifies and highlights original research articles published in 2016 that are most relevant to understanding medical overuse or strategies to reduce it.
This Viewpoint uses a hypothetical scenario of an elderly patient with congestive heart failure to explore the shared decision-making process.
This Special Communication reviews the effect of communication by health care professionals on patients living with serious illness, identifies key evidence gaps in understanding the impact of communication on patient outcomes, and creates an agenda for future research.
This Viewpoint addresses the need for clinicians to hone and practice good communication skills to enable shared decision making with patients.
This Viewpoint explores the study and use of patient experiences, or narratives, in shared decision making and in helping patients better understand and cope with their illnesses.
This Viewpoint emphasizes the importance of close coordination between clinical need and research resources to deliver effective and sustainable health care.
This Viewpoint introduces the series Sharing Medicine, which summarizes how physicians currently share knowledge, skills, and experiences among their professional community and patients and ways in which to do this better.
This survey study describes academic internal medicine physicians' understanding of benefits and harms of common medical interventions, their use of statistical terms in patient communication, and their awareness of high-value health care campaigns.
This Teachable Moment provides an example of how patient-centered care and shared decision-making require a comprehensive and transparent discussion between patient and physician of known risks, benefits, costs, and burden of available and reasonable treatment options.
This qualitative analysis using electronic medical records from the Department of Veterans Affairs examines the factors influencing the timing of initiation of dialysis in clinical practice.
In this survey study, the authors examine timing for end-of-life discussions for patients with hematologic cancers.
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