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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 

Shared Decision Making Interventions for People with Mental Health Conditions

Description of Resource: 
Mental health conditions are common and can have serious consequences for both affected individuals and society. Current clinical guidance encourages mental health care practitioners to involve patients in treatment decisions. This systematic review identified 2 trials of interventions to increase shared decision making in people with mental health conditions. One study indicated that the intervention increased patient satisfaction in the short term. One study indicated that doctor facilitation of consumer involvement in decision making was increased by the intervention, but no effects were found on the clinical or health service outcomes in either study.

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Developed By: 
Cochrane Review
Developer Type: 
Non-Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Health Communication and Health Information Technology
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
Duncan E, Best C, Hagen S. Shared decision making interventions for people with mental health conditions. Cochrane Database Syst Rev [Internet]. 2010 [cited 2017 12 5];(1):Article CD007297. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD007297.pub2. Available from: