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Z Evid Fortbild Qual Gesundhwes. 2017 Jun;123-124:61-65. doi: 10.1016/j.zefq.2017.05.023. Epub 2017 May 20.

Shared decision making in Italy: An updated revision of the current situation.

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1
Department of Neurosciences, Biomedicine and Movement Sciences, Section of Clinical Psychology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy. Electronic address: alessandro.bottacini@univr.it.
2
The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Dartmouth College, 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, USA.
3
Department of Neurosciences, Biomedicine and Movement Sciences, Section of Clinical Psychology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy.

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to update the previous review on the state of patient and public participation in healthcare in Italy. Policymakers consider patient involvement an important aspect in health care decisions and encourage patients to actively participate in the clinical interaction. Nevertheless, the term shared decision making (SDM) is still not clearly defined. Patient associations promote patient participation in health care decisions. Several experts attended the latest consensus conference about patient engagement to reach a consensus on the definition of SDM. Research regarding SDM in Italy continues to increase with 17 articles published between 2012 and 2017. Researchers have assessed the variables associated with patient involvement and explored the use of the SDM approach in different medical settings. Despite the dedicated SDM initiative, researchers in Italy recognize room for improvement. Work is needed to reach a common language regarding SDM and its mechanisms to implement this approach at the clinical level.

KEYWORDS:

Italien; Italy; Patientenbeteiligung; Public Health; partizipative Entscheidungsfindung; patient participation; public health; shared decision making

PMID:
28539191
DOI:
10.1016/j.zefq.2017.05.023
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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