The Center for Informed Choice is dedicated to one simple proposition: that patients deserve to be equal partners in making choices about their health care. We know that when patients and their families have good information about procedures, treatments, and therapies, they make good decisions – decisions that reflect their values and preferences. Our research shows that those of our patients who benefit from our shared decision making process are making well informed choices that match their goals and values. Most importantly, research has shown that these patients have better clinical outcomes and higher rates of satisfaction.
Role: Co-director, Center for Informed Choice, Founding Research Director of DHMC's Center for Shared Decision Making, Professor of Community and Family Medicine
Vidal, Dale Collins
Role: Chief of Plastic Surgery, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Director, Center for Informed Choice, The Dartmouth Institute, Medical Director, Center for Shared Decision Making, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Professor of Community and Family Medicine, Professor of Surgery, Professor of The Dartmouth Institute Administration