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Comment & Response
April 2014

Actual Involvement vs Preference for Involvement as an Indicator of Shared Decision Making

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Geriatric Medicine/Radboud Alzheimer Centre, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(4):643-644. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.12866

To the Editor The article by Tak and colleagues1 about the association between patient preferences for shared decision making and hospital resource use touches on a very timely topic. Many Western health care systems are preparing for the challenges of aging patients who are increasingly coping with the chronic consequences of disease rather than acute disease itself.

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