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Shared decisionmaking may spur higher costs, longer hospital stays: researchers
Modern Healthcare

Engaging patients in their care is often touted as a surefire way to control costs and reduce utilization of services, but new research calls that assumption into question.

Armed with eight years of survey data from more than 20,000 patients, researchers from the University of Chicago argue that shared decisionmaking may actually result in increased inpatient spending and longer lengths of stay.