Shared decision-making (SDM) is integral to clinical practice. In medical training, clinicians are encouraged to engage patients in SDM so that clinical care is consistent with patients’ values and preferences. Professional societies and other groups generating screening and treatment guidelines specifically recommend SDM. In 2015, reimbursement from Medicare for lung cancer screening was made contingent on SDM.1
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Beach MC, Sugarman J. Realizing Shared Decision-making in Practice. JAMA. 2019;322(9):811–812. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.9797
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