NICE’s guidelines on shared decision making are still due in 2021, however NICE has pushed back publication to 17th June.
“Shared decision making is a collaborative process through which a healthcare professional supports a person to reach a decision about their care, now or in the future (for example, through advance care planning). It involves healthcare professionals working together with people who use services and their families and carers to choose tests, treatments, management or support packages, based on evidence and personal informed preferences, health beliefs, and values.”
Hence, shared decision making in practice can have serious implications for patient health, and could alter the level and rate of medicine and medical device use. Several industry players are involved in the guidance production as stakeholders.
NICE did not elaborate on its reasons for rescheduling the publication of the guidance.
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