Decision Aid Summary

Title Kidney Stones: Should I Have Lithotripsy to Break Up the Stone?
Audience Individuals suffering with kidney stones and considering treatment.
Options included Wait for the stone to pass while using medicine to control the pain.
Use lithotripsy to break up the stone.
Year of last update or review 2015
Format Web, paper
How to obtain Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website
Developer Healthwise
Where was it developed? www.healthwise.org
Healthwise
US
Health condition Kidney Stones
Type of decision aid Treatment
Language English
Based on IPDAS criteria (International Patient Decision Aid Standards) this decision aid (and/or supporting materials) meets:
7 out of 7 criteria to be defined as a patient decision aid
7 out of 8 criteria to lower the risk of making a biased decision
Not applicable: other criteria for decision aids about screening or testing

Last modified: 2017-04-06.