Do Interventions Designed to Support Shared Decision-Making Reduce Health Inequalities? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Marie-Anne Durand, Lewis Carpenter, Hayley Dolan, Paulina Bravo, Mala Mann, Frances Bunn, Glyn Elwyn

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Abstract

Background: Increasing patient engagement in healthcare has become a health policy priority. However, there has been concern that promoting supported shared decision-making could increase health inequalities.
Objective: To evaluate the impact of SDM interventions on disadvantaged groups and health inequalities.
Design: Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials and observational studies.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere94670
Number of pages13
JournalPLoS ONE
Volume9
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2014

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