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Preference Phenotypes Can Be Used to Support Shared Decision-Making at Point-of-Care for Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Proof of Concept Study

By November 2, 2021December 9th, 2021Rheumatoid Arthritis

Hsiao et al. conducted a pretest/post test study with RA patients who had outpatient visits using 5 phenotypic groups that clarified patient desires. Clinicians were introduced to the phenotypic groups. The authors found greater evidence of shared decision-making in the post test phase of the study as patients were offered more choices and more visits in which patients vocalized their values and/or preferences and providers were more likely to base their recommendations on patients’ values and/or preferences. Allowing patients to consider a set of preference phenotypes can support shared decision-making.

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