|Listen, here... EBM works!!|
Unions, advocacy groups and various political and social institutions seem to agree. Demanding more benefits and higher wages is simply a hedge against the strong possibility of some painful clawbacks. The pie may be getting smaller, so the logical response is to stake out a bigger piece.
So, what is the way out? The DMCB continues to be intrigued by the evidence-base underlying "shared decision making." There is compelling evidence that providing user-friendly, patient-centric, clear, concise and objective information about the risks, benefits and alternatives of various treatment options not only enables consumers to choose wisely, but often leads them to forgo risky, dubious and expensive options.
Which leads the DMCB to ask: why not craft a win-win policy and political compromise with the health advocacy groups that promotes the use of SDM?
More on this in a future post.
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