- Salzburg Global Seminar
- Correspondence to: Glyn Elwyn, Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
In December 2010, 58 people from 18 countries attended a Salzburg Global Seminar to consider the role patients can and should play in healthcare decisions.1 Those listed below have agreed a statement that calls on patients and clinicians to work together to be coproducers of health.
Salzburg statement on shared decision making
We call on clinicians to:
Recognise that they have an ethical imperative to share important decisions with patients
Stimulate a two way flow of information and encourage patients to ask questions, explain their circumstances, and express their personal preferences
Provide accurate information about options and the uncertainties, benefits, and harms of treatment in line with best practice for …