A review of the 86 trials included in the 2011 Cochrane Review of decision aids found great variability in the reporting of decision aid effectiveness. In some studies, the measures used to evaluate decision quality and other outcomes were not named. In other studies, the decision aid tool itself was not well described, making it hard to know what components were part of the DA.
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Carrie Levin examines the relationship between risk communication and health literacy and numeracy.
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