New: Clinical Guidelines Program Approach to Shared Decision-Making
This statement from the Clinical Guidelines Program describes the approach to shared-decision making that the NYSDOH AI and its expert committees recommend for individualizing patient-centered care. The approach described in this statement applies to recommendations included in all program guidelines.
With shared decision-making, clinicians and patients engage in meaningful dialogue to arrive at an informed, collaborative decision about a patient’s health, care, and treatment planning. The program's approach comprises elements drawn from a comprehensive review of multiple sources and similar attempts to define shared decision-making, including the Institute of Medicine’s original (2001) description.