Today we learned that there is significant evidence to support the use of Decision Tools in Patient Centered Decision tools( thanks Cochrane!). I felt lucky to brainstorm and learn about some of the tools my colleagues are already using to help patients make decisions. I love the Tpa risk and benefit tool that Ben shared today. Here’s one I can contribute:
Should every male over the age of 52 really start a statin for primary prevention? Or might your patient choose an alternative intervention? There’s a tool to help your patients make that decision!
Shall we tweet or post other examples? Ottowa Hospital Research Institute has compiled a number of examples and rated them, but it’s not always easy to find the actual resource from this site.