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Table 2 Individual OPTION items by frequency, percentages and median consultation score

From: Perceptions and observations of shared decision making during pediatric otolaryngology surgical consultations

OPTION item for parents Number of consultations in which the competence is demonstrated Percentage of visits that include the competence Median score per consultation
The clinician draws attention to an identified problem as one that requires a decision-making process 106 90.6 2
The clinician states that there is more than one way to deal with an identified problem 106 90.6 1
The clinician assesses the patient’s preferred approach to receiving information to assist decision making 0 0 0
The clinician lists “options”, which can include the choice of “no action” 95 81.2 2
The clinician explains the pros and cons of the options to the patient 113 96.6 3
The clinician explores the patient’s expectations (or ideas) about how problems are to be managed 83 70.9 1
The clinician explores the patient’s concerns (fears) about how the problems are to be managed 106 90.6 1
The clinician checks that the patient has understood the information 112 95.7 1
The clinician offers the patient explicit opportunities to ask questions during the decision-making process 108 92.3 1
The clinician elicits the patient’s preferred level of involvement in decision making 57 48.7 0
The clinician indicates the need for a decision-making (or deferring) stage 102 87.2 1
The clinician indicates the need to review the decision (or deferment) 79 67.5 2