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February 3, 2021

Shared Decision-making in Dermatologic Care: A Call for More Training and Resources

Author Affiliations
  • 1Division of Dermatology, Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics, Washington University in St Louis School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri
  • 2Divison of Public Health Sciences, Department of Surgery, Washington University in St Louis School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri
JAMA Dermatol. 2021;157(3):271-272. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2020.5360

In this issue of JAMA Dermatology, Morrison and colleagues1 present a scoping literature review of shared decision-making (SDM) in dermatology. The authors analyze 29 articles about SDM and/or patient decision aids for dermatologic conditions. Their analysis suggests that SDM is useful and desired by almost all patients and many clinicians, but more work should explore how best to implement SDM into routine dermatologic care.

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