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|
|How to obtain||Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website|
|Where was it developed?||www.healthwise.org
|Health condition||Thyroid Diseases|
|Type of decision aid||Treatment|
|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.