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How to be a co-pilot with your doctor

Shared decision making in health care

March 19, 2014
By RON POLLACK - Special to the Sun-Gazette , Williamsport Sun-Gazette

Health care experts are rediscovering an old-fashioned concept that may help lower health care costs and improve the quality of health care: shared decision making. What is shared decision making? It is when you and your doctor work together as co-pilots as you travel through the health care system. And you have the right to ask your doctor to use shared decision making whenever you need to decide among several treatment options.



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