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Authors

  1. Smith, Mary Atkinson

Abstract

Shared decision making (SDM) is gaining momentum within the delivery of patient-centered care. Shared decision making takes into account the findings from current evidence-based practice, in addition to the patient's values, desires, and preferences. This article reviews the phases of SDM: patient engagement, discussion, and decision, in addition to the role SDM plays in the specialty of orthopaedics.