Most Recent Data:
57.2 percent (2020)
52.8 percent of adults aged 18 years and over reported that their health care providers always involved them in decisions about their health care as much as they wanted in 2017
Increase the proportion of adults who report that their health care providers always involved them in decisions about their health care as much as they wanted
Evidence shows that most people want to participate in making decisions about their health. Shared decision-making — when people and their health care providers work together to make decisions — can lead to higher patient satisfaction and better health outcomes. Interventions focused on teaching health care providers how to develop collaborative relationships and use decision aids with patients can help facilitate shared decision-making.