The SHARE Approach: 5 Essential Steps of Shared Decision Making


AHRQ’s SHARE Approach is a five-step process for shared decisionmaking that includes exploring and comparing the benefits, harms, and risks of each option through meaningful dialogue about what matters most to the patient.


  • SHARE Approach Workshop Curriculum
  • SHARE Approach Tools
  • SHARE Approach Implementation Success Stories
  • SHARE Approach Webinars
  • An AHRQ Knowledge Transfer Project
Link to Tool: 

The SHARE Approach

Contact Person/Organization: 

Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality

Type of Tool:

Publication Date: 

Improving Patient Decision-Making in Health Care

Shared Decision-Making: The importance of being actively involved in your healthcare