Patient Decision Aids


Patient Decision Aids


These decision aids for patients provide facts, options, and evidence to help them talk with their doctor when making a treatment decision. These tools are meant to serve as a complement to counseling from a health practitioner rather than as a replacement for it.

The Web site includes a searchable A to Z inventory of decision aids on particular health topics, as well as a general decision guide that can be used for any health or social decision. It also includes guides for practitioners to incorporate patient decision aids into clinical practice and for researchers interested in developing new patient decision aids.


Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

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Ottawa Hospital Research Institute


Release Date: 2007
Original Summary: June 2010
Last Updated: 07/07/10

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