Embedding shared decision-making in the care of patients with severe and enduring mental health problems: The EQUIP pragmatic cluster randomised trial

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Lovell et al (2018) tested whether delivery of an intervention in routine community mental health services to embed shared decision-making for patients with severe mental illness would improve patient and carer involvement in care planning.


This nurse-led study concluded that the intervention was well attended and acceptable to staff, but had no significant effects on patient outcomes. Enhancing shared decision-making may require considerably greater investment of resources and effects may only be apparent over the longer term.