For Educational Purposes Only

Informing shared decision making to improve adherence

Emerging evidence demonstrates improved treatment adherence may be achieved through shared decision making.1 Shared decision making is a process in which patients and providers work together to select treatment plans and services.2 It allows patients to make informed choices by balancing information and treatment options with individual preferences and goals.2

Shared decision making evolves over time and may help2:

  • Make communication more productive and efficient
  • Empower patients and providers
  • Promote person-centered care
  • Enhance wellness

Shared decision making can help systems meet the goals of the Triple Aim Initiative1:

  • Enhanced patient experiences
  • Improved outcomes
  • Lower costs

As a series of educational resources for healthcare stakeholders — including providers and payers who can choose to share resources with patients and their caregivers — Frameworks in Health and Quality: Working Together to Support Adherence in Mental Health aims to:

  • Emphasize the importance of treatment adherence and shared decision making in mental health
  • Promote wellness and adherence to treatment plans
  • Enhance communication among all stakeholders
  • Support stakeholders with provider and patient educational materials

Our Frameworks in Health and Quality: Working Together to Support Adherence in Mental Health disease management program can complement your treatment adherence efforts by providing shared decision making educational resources to key stakeholders who are in a position to help improve the care delivered to patients.

Provider Resources

The Frameworks in Health and Quality: Working Together to Support Adherence in Mental Health program contains a series of interactive role‑modeling videos along with educational resources intended to be used or shared by healthcare professionals with patients and their caregivers.

Patient*/Caregiver Resources

The Frameworks in Health and Quality: Working Together to Support Adherence in Mental Health program helps individuals understand treatment adherence challenges in mental health conditions and provides practical shared decision making resources to help address those challenges.

*Frameworks resources use patient and consumer interchangeably.

References
  1. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The SHARE Approach Achieving Patient-Centered Care with Shared Decisionmaking: A Brief for Administrators and Practice Leaders: Workshop Curriculum: Tool 9. April 2014. AHRQ Pub No. 14-0034-9-EF.
  2. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Shared Decision Making: Making Recovery Real in Mental Health. SMA 10-1117. Washington, DC: US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); 2010.

Frameworks resources are intended for educational purposes only and are intended for healthcare professionals and/or payer representatives who may choose to share some of these resources with patients or their caregivers. Healthcare professionals should use independent medical judgment when considering Frameworks educational resources. Patients and caregivers should discuss Frameworks materials with a healthcare professional. They are not intended as, nor are they a replacement for, medical advice and treatment from a healthcare professional. Frameworks resources are not intended as reimbursement or legal advice. Users should seek independent, qualified professional advice to ensure their organization is in compliance with the complex legal and regulatory requirements governing healthcare services, and that treatment decisions are made consistent with the applicable standards of care. Frameworks is sponsored by Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.