Nearly 30 million individuals in the United States are living with chronic kidney disease (CKD) or end-stage renal disease (ESRD). These individuals must make complex decisions about the management and treatment of their conditions, but many report dissatisfaction with how the health system involves them in the decision making process. Shared decision making (SDM) is a process of communication in which clinicians and patients work together to make optimal healthcare decisions that align with what matters most to patients. Embedding SDM into the care of individuals with CKD and ESRD can help address individual’s dissatisfaction with their involvement in the decision making process and ensure the delivery of care that is patient-centered. The National Quality Partners Playbook™: Supporting Shared Decision Making for Individuals with Chronic Kidney Disease and End-Stage Renal Disease provides practical guidance to healthcare providers and organizations on how they can implement SDM in the practices and settings where they care for individuals with CKD and ESRD. Developed with input from over 20 experts, the Playbook offers numerous implementation strategies and useful resources to support the implementation of SDM that addresses the unique decision making needs of individuals with CKD and ESRD.
Publication Date: July 2019