Improving Surgical Decision Making

Improving Surgical Decision Making

0.5 hours | ACCME, ANCC


Surgeons play an important role helping patients make preference-sensitive decisions, but they can sometimes miss opportunities to have these discussions. Although patients generally prefer being involved in decision making, they frequently do not know how best to engage in the process with their surgeons. Studies indicate that patients actively engaged in the decision-making process are more likely to receive patient-focused care. In previous research, standardized question prompt lists (QPLs) have been shown to effectively improve patient engagement in other settings. Several QPL tools are available, but greater efforts are needed to improve patient engagement in surgical decision making

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