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Comment & Response
February 28, 2017

Prioritizing Shared Decision Making

Author Affiliations
  • 1EBSCO Health, EBSCO Information Services, Ipswich, Massachusetts
  • 2Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Lebanon, New Hampshire
  • 3Department of Primary Health Care Sciences and Continuing Education, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
JAMA. 2017;317(8):856-857. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.21135

To the Editor Drs Tang and Smith1 reported on the democratization of health care as a vital direction to facilitate framing a health policy agenda.2 In the full report from the National Academy of Medicine,3 they emphasized transformations of the US health care delivery system (from a transactional fee-for-service basis to a model that rewards improving health and well-being, and from patient-centered care to person-centered care [with patient empowerment and shared decision making]) and call for technology to “provide just-in-time information tailored to the individual to inform those daily decisions that influence health behaviors.”