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Trends in Patient-Perceived Shared Decision Making Among Adults in the United States

Trends in patient-perceived shared decision making among adults in the US (Levine D, et al. Ann Fam Med. 2017;15:552–6).


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MEDICAL NEWS
 • The United States Renal Data System 2017 report highlights current trends in kidney disease in the nation. Read more...

 • FDA review finds no significant increase in risk of serious asthma outcomes with long-acting beta agonists used in combination with inhaled corticosteroids. Read more...

 • The American Academy of Family Physicians decides to not endorse AHA/ACC hypertension guideline. Read more...

 • The American Diabetes Association releases 2018 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes, with notable new recommendations for people with cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Read more...

 • FDA approves pill with sensor (Abilify MyCite, aripiprazole) that digitally tracks if patients have ingested their medication. Read more...

 • "2018 Global Strategy for Prevention, Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease" is published.

 • A new U.S. blood pressure guideline lowers the definition of high blood pressure to 130/80 mmHg. Read more...

 • Percutaneous coronary intervention was no better than a sham procedure at providing relief to stable angina patients, the ORBITA trial showed. Read more...

 • The 11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) is due by 2018. Read more...

 • The European Medicines Agency (EMA) with the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) deliver Joint Interagency Antimicrobial Consumption and Resistance Analysis (JIACRA) Report. Read more...

 • The 2017 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award honors Michael N. Hall for discoveries concerning the nutrient-activated TOR proteins and their central role in the metabolic control of cell growth. The 2017 Lasker~DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award honors Douglas R. Lowy and John T. Schiller for technological advances that enabled development of HPV vaccines for prevention of cervical cancer and other tumors caused by human papillomaviruses.

 • The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2017 was awarded jointly to Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young "for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm". Read more...