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Doctors and patients make more decisions together

19:00 EST 12 Nov 2017 | AAAS

(Northwestern University) In a shift away from the more patriarchal/matriarchal relationship between doctor and patient, patients report an increased partnership with their physicians in making medical decisions, reports a new study. Shared decision-making between patients and clinicians increased 14 percent from 2002 to 2014. Patients felt their doctors asked them to help make medical decisions, listened carefully to them, showed respect for what they said, explained things well and spent enough time with them.

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