Letters Importance of patients’ preferences

Bias control in shared decision making: still too many loose ends

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e8291 (Published 20 December 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e8291
  1. Aquiles R Henriquez, PhD student in medical sciences1
  1. 1Department of Primary and Interdisciplinary Care, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, Wilrijk 2610, Belgium
  1. rodrigo.henriquez{at}ua.ac.be

The relevance of shared decision making to quality of care is not under debate,1 but it is unclear how we can minimise the noise and biases that influence the complexity of the task while respecting patient preferences and values.2

In contexts like primary care the probability of facing …

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