- By Dana Sparks
Researchers Find Low Level of Patient Involvement in Medical Decision-Making in Peru
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Mayo Clinic and Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University researchers have partnered on a study showing that Peruvian physicians rarely sought to involve their patients in shared decision-making regarding medical care. This was true for physicians at public and private clinics. The findings are being discussed in Lima, Peru, at ISDM 2013, an international conference on globalizing shared decision-making held from June 16-19.
“Some evidence suggests involving patients in decisions decreases conflicts, increases patient satisfaction, and improves their knowledge and short-term adherence to care plans,” says study co-author Victor Montori, M.D., of the Mayo Clinic Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery. “For these reasons, patient participation has been expanding, particularly in some health care systems in the Northern Hemisphere.”
Journalists: Sound bites with Dr. Montori in both English and Spanish, as well as b-roll, are available in the downloads below this video.
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