Using Decision Aids in Shared Decisionmaking

Using Decision Aids in Shared Decisionmaking Wednesday, August 28, 2013

In shared decisionmaking, patients and clinicians jointly make treatment-related decisions based on available evidence, patient preferences, and personal values. The use of decision aids including video-based, electronic, and paper-based tools can support this process and help patients understand available treatment options.

The featured Innovations describe legislative efforts in the state of Washington that support the routine use of shared decisionmaking in care delivery, as well as two programs that promoted it through the use of decision aids.

The featured QualityTools include decision aids for patients on particular health topics and resources for providers on the process, use, and evaluation of decision aids in shared decisionmaking.

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