Shared Decision Making in the Emergency Department Among Patients With Limited Health Literacy: Beyond Slower and Louder.

Griffey RT, McNaughton CD, McCarthy DM, Shelton E, Castaneda-Guarderas A, Young-Brinn A, Fowler D, Grudszen C
Acad Emerg Med. 2016 23 (12): 1403-1409

PMID: 27641236 · PMCID: PMC6103446 · DOI:10.1111/acem.13104

Although studies suggest that patients with limited health literacy and/or low numeracy skills may stand to gain the most from shared decision making (SDM), the impact of these conditions on the effective implementation of SDM in the emergency department (ED) is not well understood. In this article from the proceedings of the 2016 Academic Emergency Medicine Consensus Conference on Shared Decision Making in the Emergency Department we discuss knowledge gaps identified and propose consensus-driven research priorities to help guide future work to improve SDM for this patient population in the ED.

© 2016 by the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine.

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Consensus Decision Making Emergency Medicine Emergency Service, Hospital Health Literacy Health Services Research Humans Patient Participation

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