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The quote above has become a rallying cry of many shared decision-making advocates.  It’s from Valerie Billingham, from a session at the Salzburg Global Seminar, (session 356) in 1998, “Through the Patient’s Eyes.”

It’s cited again in one of a trio of perspective pieces in this week’s New England Journal of Medicine address patient-centered care and shared decision-making issues.


* Dr. Michael Barry, co-author of this piece, is president of the Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making, which is the sponsor of my web publishing efforts.



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