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Implementing shared decision making: an evaluation and learning report of the MAGIC programme

Wednesday 4 September 2013

OPM has recently completed a learning report and evaluation of the Health Foundation funded, Making Good Decisions in Collaboration (MAGIC) programme, which aimed to develop and test practical ways to implement shared decision making (SDM) in different clinical settings.

The learning report is based on seven improvement stories developed by the OPM as part of their evaluation of the first phase of the programme. The stories draw on a series of interviews with clinicians and patients carried out by the evaluation team and present the experiences of both primary care and hospital-based teams.

The evaluation itself shows that, while there are challenges to making shared decision making a reality, and it can be hard and slow to do, shared decision making can create positive change within health systems and to individual patients.