Shared decision making is a process that involves two experts: the provider and the patient. The provider knows the evidence-based medical options. The patient knows his or her values and preferences.
Together, they choose a treatment, test or screen after reviewing decision aids—documents that detail the options in an unbiased manner. The process of shared decision making intends to make sure that patients are well-informed, and choose a course of care consistent with his or her values and preferences as well as the best available medical evidence.
Important: the decision aids on this website are intended to be used by a patient and provider together to make a specific decision; they do not replace medical or professional advice. Talk with your health care provider about your individual health care and decisions.
Self-Care, Chiropractic, Physical Therapy and Acupuncture
Lumpectomy With Radiation Therapy or Mastectomy
Anticoagulant Medicine and Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Device
Understanding Breast Cancer and Mammograms
Understanding Colorectal Cancer
Managing Your Pain