Shared Decision Making: Advancing Patient-Centered Care Through State and Federal Implementation

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In this brief, the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), reviewed the definition, process, and rationale for shared decision making (SDM), and the state roles in promoting SDM. The report highlights state legislative, regulatory, and other approaches in Maine, Minnesota, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington as well as the implementation challenges, policy options states have pursued, and lessons from their experience using SDM.