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“It’s my care—please share” . . . and other stories

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j3028 (Published 29 June 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j3028

41% about me without me

The slogan “No decision about me without me” was adopted by health secretary Andrew Lansley in 2010 as part of his vision for liberating the National Health Service. At that time, 52% of inpatients in the UK felt that they were fully involved in decisions about their care, and this has now risen to 59%. So there has been some progress in shared decision making in the UK, as very well summarised for a German readership in (ZEFQ doi:10.1016/j.zefq.2017.05.010). But there is still a lot of work to be done in making it an automatic part of good clinical practice.

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