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Improving shared decision making in vascular surgery: a stepped wedge cluster randomised trial.

Stubenrouch FE, Peters LJ, de Mik SML, Klemm PL, Peppelenbosch AG, Schreurs SC et al, on behalf of the OVIDIUS study group.

Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 2022; 64: 73-81.

The study included 342 patients with various vascular conditions. Those seen by clinicians trained in how to apply shared decision making (SDM) had improved OPTION-5 scores (an objective tool to assess the level of SDM): 28.7 to 37.8 per cent, P=0.025.

Comment: More support for shared decision making.

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