May 29, 2013
Carolinas HealthCare System Awarded $2 million for Research in Shared Medical Decision Making
A Carolinas HealthCare System researcher was recently awarded $2.1 million from a national organization to study shared medical decision making between providers and patients.
Hazel Tapp, PhD, associate director of research in the department of family medicine, was awarded a three-year grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study the dissemination of shared decision making, designed to improve how providers interact with patients and how patients manage their condition. Specifically, the study will evaluate a novel mechanism for implementing an evidence-based shared decision making toolkit for asthma care into primary care settings.
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