Value & Access Resources

SHARED Decision-Making Guides for Healthcare Providers and Patients

In shared decision-making, healthcare providers and patients work together to make the best possible healthcare decisions. These decisions consider evidence about available options, the clinician’s experience, and the patient’s values and preferences. There is evidence that shared decision-making contributes to improvements in health. These resources, developed by the National Forum’s Value & Access Collaboration, are guides for healthcare providers and patients to engage in shared decision-making using the SHARED approach.

Topics include:

  • Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease (ASCVD) prevention and treatment
  • Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH)
  • Statin treatment planning
  • Statin and other cholesterol-lowering therapy

For Providers and Patients

The full guides include:

  • Sample questions and talking points providers can use to discuss statins and other treatment with patients and encourage shared decision-making
  • A fillable treatment planning form to document shared decision-making conversations
  • Patient education handout written in plain language and with engaging visuals and treatment planning forms
  • Patients can bring the full guides to medical visits to support discussions about treatment with their healthcare provider.

Guides

Dissemination goal:

Increase awareness and utilization of guides among healthcare providers (PCPs, lipid specialists, pharmacists), professional associations, patient advocacy groups) to promote shared decision-making in statin treatment planning.

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Guides (English):

Guides (Spanish):


Sample Social Media Posts

Patient-Focused (English)

  • Want to feel more confident managing your high cholesterol? Check out the SHARED decision-making guides at https://bit.ly/shared-decision
  • Find out which questions to ask your provider about managing high cholesterol. Download free SHARED decision-making guides at https://bit.ly/shared-decision
  • Use educational resources to guide conversations with your provider about treatment planning for high cholesterol. Download for free at https://bit.ly/shared-decision

 

 

Provider-Focused (English) 

  • Use plain language SHARED decision-making guides to educate your patients about high cholesterol and empower them to treat it. Download for free at https://bit.ly/shared-decision
  • Looking for resources to support cholesterol treatment planning conversations between patients and healthcare providers? Check out the SHARED decision-making guides at https://bit.lyshared-decision
  • Healthcare Providers! Use this animated guide to discuss the benefits of statin treatment and engage in shared decision-making with your patients. https://bit.ly/shared-decision
  • Promote shared decision-making in statin treatment planning with these four animated patient education resources available at https://bit.ly/shared-decision:
      • ASCVD prevention and treatment
      • Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH)
      • Statin treatment planning
      • Statin and other cholesterol-lowering therapy

Patient-Focused (Spanish)

  • ¿Quieres sentirte más seguro al manejar tu cholesterol alto? Echa un vistazo a las guías de toma de decisiones COMPARTIDAS en https://bit.ly/shared-decision
  • Descubre cuáles son las preguntas clave que debes hacerle a tu proveedor sobre el manejo del colesterol alto. Descarga las guías de toma de decisiones COMPARTIDAS de manera gratuita en https://bit.ly/shared-decision
  • Utiliza los recursos educativos para ayudarte a hablar con tu proveedor sobre la planificación del tratamiento para el colesterol alto. Descárgalos de forma gratuita en https://bit.ly/shared-decision

 

Provider-Focused (Spanish)

  • Para ayudar a tus pacientes a entender y manejar el colesterol alto, emplea las guías de toma de decisiones COMPARTIDAS, escritas en un lenguaje claro y sencillo. Puedes obtenerlas de forma gratuita en:  https://bit.ly/shared-decision
  • ¿Buscas recursos para facilitar la conversación con tus pacientes sobre la planificación del tratamiento para el colesterol? Consulta las guías de toma de decisiones COMPARTIDAS en https://bit.ly/shared-decision
  • Proveedores de atención médica: Utiliza esta guía animada para conversar sobre los beneficios del tratamiento con estatinas y colaborar en la toma de decisiones con tus pacientes. https://bit.ly/shared-decision
  • Fomenta la participación activa en la planificación del tratamiento con estatinas utilizando estos cuatro recursos animados de educación para pacientes, disponibles en https://bit.ly/shared-decision:
    • Prevención y tratamiento de la ASCVD
    • Hipercolesterolemia familiar (HF)
    • Planificación del tratamiento con estatinas
    • Tratamiento con estatinas y otros hipocolesterolemiante

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Sample e-newsletter description:

SHARED Decision-Making Guides for Providers and Patients

In shared decision-making, healthcare providers and patients work together to make the best possible healthcare decisions. Developed by the National Forum’s Value & Access Collaboration, four guides are available for healthcare providers and patients to engage in shared decision-making using the SHARED approach.

Topics include:

  • Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease (ASCVD) prevention and treatment
  • Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH)
  • Statin treatment planning
  • Statin and other cholesterol-lowering therapy

Content includes sample questions and talking points providers can use to discuss treatment planning with patients, a fillable treatment planning form, and a patient education handout.