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The herniated disk decision aid was crated by the nonprofit Informed Medical Decisions Foundation, also in Boston. The foundation has been developing these kinds of materials since 1990, and is working to implement and test the tools with physicians and patients at 10 health care organizations around the country, including the Stillwater Medical Group in Minnesota and the University of California, San Francisco's Breast Care Center.Read the full-text article.
"The SDM concept dates to 1989, when two Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center physicians -- John Wennberg, M.D., and Albert Mulley Jr., M.D. -- started the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation. The next year, the foundation published its first decision aid -- a video to help patients understand the pros and cons of prostate cancer treatments. Since then, the foundation and others have produced hundreds of decision aids and SDM has gained traction steadily, mostly in primary care practices. For the last few years, the foundation has supported SDM demonstrations at Massachusetts General Hospital, Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network and other sites around the country."Read the full-text article.