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Implementing shared-decision-making for diabetes care across country settings: what really matters to people?

Tinelli, Michela ORCID: 0000-0002-8816-4389, Petrou, Panagiotis, Samoutis, George, Traynor, Vivie, Olympios, George and McGuire, Alistair (2017) Implementing shared-decision-making for diabetes care across country settings: what really matters to people? Health Policy, 121 (7). pp. 786-792. ISSN 0168-8510

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Identification Number: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2017.05.001


Context: Growing evidence of improved clinical outcomes and patient/professional satisfaction supports shared-decision-making (SDM) services as an effective primary care interventions for diabetes. However, only a few countries have actually adopted them (e.g. England). In other European countries (e.g. Cyprus) there is awareness that patients play a crucial role in decision-making, and SDM services could be considered as innovative strategies to promote the actual implementation of patient rights legislation and strengthen primary care. Objective: to understand preferences of people with diabetes when choosing their care, and how they value alternative SDM services compared to their ‘current’ option. Preferences were collected from patients based in England, where SDM is already in place at national level, and Cyprus, where people are new to it, using a discrete-choice-experiment (DCE) survey. Results: Cypriots valued choosing alternative SDM services compared to their ‘current’ option, whereas the English preferred their status quo to other services. Having the primary-care-physician as healthcare provider, receiving compassionate care, receiving detailed and accurate information about their care, continuity of care, choosing their care management and treatment, and reduced waiting time were the SDM characteristics that Cypriots valued; the English preferred similar factors, apart from information/continuity of care. Conclusion: People with diabetes do value SDM and different SDM models may fit different groups according to their personal experience and country specific settings.

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Additional Information: © 2017 Elsevier B.V.
Divisions: Personal Social Services Research Unit
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Date Deposited: 09 May 2017 14:04
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2021 02:08

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