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March 2, 2005

Shared Medical Decision Making

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Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub, MD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2005;293(9):1058-1059. doi:10.1001/jama.293.9.1058-a

To the Editor: I am concerned with the conclusion of the Commentary by Dr McNutt on shared medical decision making.1 I cannot understand why any physician would want to “maximize decisional conflict” in a patient already stressed with an illness and decrease the chance of a positive patient outcome. It appears that the described process of decision making is more for the benefit of the physician than the patient.

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