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Ep. 11 The case against shared decision-making

Shared decision-making (SDM) has become a sacred cow of medical ethics almost overnight.  What’s more, doctors are now being forced to practice it in order to get paid for certain procedures.  We review the history of this concept and why it is contrary to a sound doctor-patient relationship.

LINKS:

Merchant F., et al. Mandating shared decision-making (JAMA)

Presidential Commission: Making Medical Decisions. (Kennedy Center for Bioethics at Georgetown University)

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