My Take on Shared Decision Making

Put simply, shared decision making is the gold standard — the sine qua non* — for how medical decisions ought to be made. The pipe medical choice is rarely a function of medical facts alone. Tough decisions require value judgments, and it is the patient’s valuesthat often determine which choice is best.
An operation cannot be a “success” unless it was the right course of action to take for an individual patient… (Read more and view comments at IMDF)