Step 2: Find Patient Decision Aid(s)
Search for and review decision aids to find those of higher quality and applicable.
2.1 Go to the A to Z Inventory of Decision Aids
- Is there a decision aid about the decision?
- What is the quality of the decision aid using the International Patient Decision Aids Standards (IPDAS) checklist?
- Is the decision aid applicable to the situation and setting?
2.2 Try the Ottawa Personal Decision Guide (OPDG)
- If no decision aids are available, can one of the versions of the Ottawa Personal Decision Guide be used? They are worksheets to help people making any health or social decision. These guides are also used by health professionals to coach patients making decisions.
2.3 Going beyond the A to Z Inventory to find and appraise decision aids
- Decision Aid Library Inventory (DALI)
To find out if there are decision aids in development, being evaluated or no longer publicly available, check the Complete Inventory of DALI. It lists all of the decisions aids in the DALI along with developer contact information.
An international database for support in medical choices, from Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center in the Netherlands. A list of decision aids in multiple languages from multiple sources.
Last modified: 2015-06-22.