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Shared Decision Making in Health CareAchieving evidence-based patient choice$
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Glyn Elwyn, Adrian Edwards, and Rachel Thompson

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780198723448

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723448.001.0001

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The effects of patient decision aids

The effects of patient decision aids

A systematic review

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(p.144) Chapter 22 The effects of patient decision aids
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Shared Decision Making in Health Care
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Dawn Stacey

France Légaré

Karen Eden

Nananda Col

Annie LeBlanc

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723448.003.0022

The purpose of this chapter is to summarize what clinicians should know about patient decision aids (PDAs) and to identify areas where further studies are needed. PDAs present evidence in user-friendly formats to help patients understand their treatment, screening, or prevention options, make specific, deliberative choices, and participate in decision making. PDAs are used in preparation for the consultation or during the consultation using paper based booklets, video-cassettes, DVDs, and internet-based materials. When PDAs are used (1) patients have improved decision quality and decision making processes, (2) patients and clinicians have more engaged interactions, (3) patients do not experience a change in their health outcomes and they may or may not change their chosen option, and (4) the impact on the health care system is not yet established. There are inventories of publicly available PDAs.

Keywords:   Patient decision aids, systematic review, patient engagement tools, evidence, inventory, knowledge translation tools

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