Editor’s note: Please enjoy this article from the CFYM archive, first published March 24, 2014. Look for the upcoming series which will focus on the collaboration between the patient and the clinical team around shared-decision making.
David Katzelnick, M.D.
Chair, Division of Integrated Behavioral Health, Mayo Clinic
We acknowledge the collaboration of National Network of Depression Centers in developing this series.
With a world of health information literally at our fingertips, patients are more informed and engaged than ever. Research indicates that patients who are actively involved in their own healthcare receive higher quality care and achieve better health outcomes.