Figure 13. The Share Approach decision-making process. Graphic from AHRQ Web site.
Figure 13. The Share Approach decision-making process. Graphic from AHRQ Web site.30

Under a shared decision-making model, providers work collaboratively with patients so that they are involved with their treatment plans. Providers present objective information and are open to conversation with patients about how they can arrive on a realistic care plan based on the patients’ values and preferences. Patients who are invested in their care planning can be empowered to move toward healthier outcomes.29