EIDM4 - Shared decision-
making with patients

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Evidence informed decision making 4

Shared decision making with patients

NPC legacy site


Although no new Medicines and prescribing content will be published to the NPC legacy website, the extensive catalogue of existing publications, resources and e-learning materials will still be available to view and download for as long as the information contained within them remains accurate and up-to-date. All future Medicines and prescribing outputs will be published on the NICE website and signposted from the Medicines and prescribing homepage.

We began seriously exploring why high quality evidence is not often implemented evenly or quickly in clinical practice in 2002. The evidence-informed decision making resources here cover :-

  • the concepts involved in evidence-based medicine
  • using information mastery to overcome information overload
  • the skills required to understand a summary of evidence
  • how we as humans use information to make decisions, and
  • how to optimally describe risks and benefits of treatments in consultations with patients.