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.
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. UPMC is part of a national collaborative among others like Dartmouth, Mayo Clinic, and Massachusetts General Hospital.
Contact us: DecisionMaking@upmc.edu