Decision Aid Summary

Title Hyperthyroidism: Should I Use Antithyroid Medicine or Radioactive Iodine?
Audience People with hyperthyroidism caused by Graves' disease.
Options included Take radioactive iodine. It destroys part or all of the thyroid gland.
Take antithyroid medicine. It lowers the amount of thyroid hormone in your body.
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 Thyroid Diseases
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
9 out of 9 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.