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Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I involve my patients in their health care decisions?

Being involved in the decision-making process can help patients feel better about their care. Studies show that when decisions are made after thoughtful, informed discussions between patients and their doctors, patients feel more comfortable with their care decisions, better understand the care they receive, and have greater confidence in their health care team. Patients are more likely to stick to their care plan and experience better health outcomes. 

Why was the Beckwith Center for Shared Decision Making created? 

The Beckwith Center for Shared Decision Making was developed in partnership with The Beckwith Institute to establish UPMC as national leader in patient-centered care. 

Who are the other nationally recognized leaders in shared decision making?

A few are:

Where can I find research that supports shared decision making?

Who can I contact with additional questions?

Contact us: DecisionMaking@upmc.edu