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Eisenberg Center Conference Series 2011

Differing Levels of Clinical Evidence: Exploring Communication Challenges in Shared Decisionmaking

This conference took place on September 13, 2011, in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Presenters and discussants explored the theory-based and practical approaches to patient-provider communication in order to offer the EHC Program guidance on developing resources and tools that support decisionmaking by patients and their health care providers.

The papers presented at the conference were published in Medical Care Research and Review.

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Publications

Smith QW, Street RL Jr, Volk RJ, et al. Differing levels of clinical evidence: exploring communication challenges in shared decision making. Med Care Res Rev 2013 Feb;70(1 Suppl):3S-13S. PMID: 23223330. Exit Disclaimer

Han PK. Conceptual, methodological, and ethical problems in communicating uncertainty in clinical evidence. Med Care Res Rev 2013 Feb;70(1 Suppl):14S-36S. PMID: 23132891 Exit Disclaimer

Zikmund-Fisher BJ. The right tool is what they need, not what we have: a taxonomy of appropriate levels of precision in patient risk communication. Med Care Res Rev 2013 Feb;70(1 Suppl):37S-49S. PMID: 22955699. Exit Disclaimer

Llewellyn-Thomas HA, Crump RT. Decision support for patients: values clarification and preference elicitation. Med Care Res Rev 2013 Feb;70(1 Suppl):50S-79S. PMID: 23124615. Exit Disclaimer

Fraenkel L. Incorporating patients’ preferences into medical decision making. Med Care Res Rev 2013 Feb;70(1 Suppl):80S-93S. PMID: 23132890. Exit Disclaimer

Epstein RM, Gramling RE. What is shared in shared decision making? Complex decisions when the evidence is unclear. Med Care Res Rev 2013 Feb;70(1 Suppl):94S-112S. PMID: 23035055. Exit Disclaimer

Politi MC, Lewis CL, Frosch DL. Supporting shared decisions when clinical evidence is low. Med Care Res Rev 2013 Feb;70(1 Suppl):113S-28S. PMID: 23124616. Exit Disclaimer

Braddock CH 3rd. Supporting shared decision making when clinical evidence is low. Med Care Res Rev 2013 Feb;70(1 Suppl):129S-40S. PMID: 23124617. Exit Disclaimer

McCullough LB. The professional medical ethics model of decision making under conditions of clinical uncertainty. Med Care Res Rev 2013 Feb;70(1 Suppl):141S-58S. PMID: 23124614. Exit Disclaimer

Communicating (Im)Precision and Uncertainty In Clinical Evidence

Paul K.J. Han, M.D., M.A., M.P.H., Presenter
Maine Medical Center Research Institute, Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Portland, Maine

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Brian J. Zikmund-Fisher, Ph.D., Presenter
University of Michigan, School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Dominick L. Frosch, Ph.D., Discussant
University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

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Steven H. Woolf, M.D., M.P.H., Discussant
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

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Eliciting Patients’ Values and Preferences in Decision Making

Hilary Llewellyn-Thomas, Ph.D., Presenter
Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire

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Liana Fraenkel, M.D., M.P.H., Presenter
Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut

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Ronald M. Epstein, M.D., Presenter
University of Rochester, Rochester, New York

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Paul M. Haidet, M.D., M.P.H., Discussant
Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania

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Dominick L. Frosch, Ph.D., Discussant
University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

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Supporting Shared Decisions When Clinical Evidence Is Low

Mary C. Politi, Ph.D., Presenter
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri

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Clarence H. Braddock, III, M.D., M.P.H., Presenter
Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford, California

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Laurence B. McCullough, Ph.D., Presenter
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

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Anthony L. Back, M.D., Presenter
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
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Steven H. Woolf, M.D., M.P.H., Discussant
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

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Paul M. Haidet, M.D., M.P.H., Discussant
Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania

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