Shared decision making in perioperative medicine

Dr David Timbrell, St George's Hospital, London, UK; Dr Ramai Santhirapala, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, London, UK

01 April 2020

Shared decision making is a collaborative process between clinicians and patients, which aims to select the most suitable management option based on both best available evidence and patient preferences. This article looks at the role of shared decision making in perioperative medicine.