Canada Research Chair in Shared Decision Making and Knowledge Translation

Simon Décary's publishes his Overuse Series #5: "Is Shared Decision Making our Excalibur?"

In Simon Décary's new article entitled Overcoming Overuse Part 5: Is Shared Decision Making Our Excalibur?, published in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT), authors recommend shared decision making as a strategy to help patients identify what matters most to them and make informed decisions about musculoskeletal care. Using shared decision making in clinical consultations may help to reduce the overuse of options that are not beneficial and to increase use of care supported by evidence. Shared decision making could support clinicians in promoting uptake of active rehabilitation options with a favourable balance of benefits to harms. Shared decision making facilitates conversations about unnecessary tests or treatments and could be a key strategy for overcoming overuse. Read more here.

By Titilayo Agbadje, 03/02/2021