Decision quality describes the agreement between what an informed patient really wants and the treatment he or she actually receives. Measuring decision quality helps shed light on ways to improve the decision making process and whether or not "good" treatment decisions are being applied in the practice of medicine.
Measuring decision quality can be a challenge. Researchers must assess:
Below you will find samples of our most recent acquisitions in Decision Quality, grouped by resource type.
May 1, 2011
Imprecisely worded and poorly designed survey questions have caused considerable confusion about the degree to which patients want to be involved in medical decisions. When questions are worded such that patients understand that they are not being asked to make decisions requiring technical clinical information and particularly when respondents have been given basic information about the decision they are facing, survey data are extremely consistent; most patients want to be informed and to play a direct and active role in the decision making process.…