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July 2020 Br J Cardiol 2020;27:93–6 doi:10.5837/bjc.2020.023

Shared decision-making for ICDs: a regional collaborative initiative

Honey Thomas, Mark Lambert, Chris Plummer, Craig Runnett, Richard Thomson, Anne Marie Troy-Smith, Andrew J Turley

Abstract

Introduction Most clinicians support the idea of person-centred care as a model of best practice, yet we know from published research and National Health Service (NHS) patient surveys that people still want to be more involved in decisions about their healthcare.1,2 In shared decision-making (SDM), healthcare professionals and individuals work together to select tests, treatments, management or support packages based on evidence and the individual’s informed preferences.3 This evidence should be the best available assessment of the likely benefits, risks, and outcomes of the options, with the individual’s values and preferences being cent

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