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What are patient decision aids?

Patient decision aids are tools that help people become involved in decision making by making explicit the decision that needs to be made, providing information about the options and outcomes, and by clarifying personal values. They are designed to complement, rather than replace, counseling from a health practitioner.

How can I find decision aids?

New! Ottawa Patient Decision Aid Development eTraining (ODAT) an online, self-guided tutorial that takes people through the Ottawa patient decision aid development process.

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