The development of shared decision-making tools (SDM’s) has increased in the last decade. University of Utah Health, with a $5 Million Grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute and the American Heart Association, is creating a center to develop and test SDM’s for Atrial Fibrillation. The Mayo Clinic will be a collaborative partner for conducting the research.
“If people don’t feel engaged in the decision-making process they are less likely to see the benefits of treatments. Instead they may see them as a hassle and not fill their prescriptions or take the medications"
- Angie Fagerlin, Ph.D., chair of Population Health Sciences at University of Utah Health