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Decision Aid Summary

Title Syncope Decision Aid (SynDA).
Audience Adults with unexplained syncope in the Emergency Department. The first step is to calculate the patient's Canadian syncope risk score to determine which version of the decision aid to use.
Options included Discharge home with primary care follow up.
Discharge home with cardiology follow up.
Admission to observation unit for further monitoring or testing.
Deferral to Emergency Doctor to make the decision.
Year of last update or review 2019
Format Web, paper, PDF
How to obtain Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website
Developer Marc A. Probst, MD, MS
Where was it developed? mprobst@gmail.com
Mount Sinai Hospital
United States
Health condition Fainting
Type of decision aid Treatment
Language English
Based on IPDAS criteria (International Patient Decision Aid Standards) this decision aid (and/or supporting materials) meets:
4 out of 7 criteria to be defined as a patient decision aid
5 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: 2019-06-26.