Our collection of online resources will assist providers, policy makers, researchers, advocates and patients in gaining a better understanding of shared decision making and patient decision aids.
Shared Decision Making Resources
Ottawa Personal Decision Guide (OPDG)
The Ottawa Personal Decision Guide (OPDG) is a general decision aid tool that can be used to complement any medical decision.
International Patient Decision Aids Standards (IPDAS) Collaboration
The International Patient Decision Aids Standards (IPDAS) collaboration consists of international researchers, practitioners and stakeholders working to establish an internationally-approved set of criteria for patient decision aid quality.
Mayo Clinic SDM National Resource Center
The Shared Decision Making National Resource Center at Mayo Clinic promotes shared decision making through development, implementation and assessment of decision aid tools and SDM techniques.
Based in the United Kingdom, MAGIC is exploring how shared decision making can be implemented in routine medical practice. Through awareness campaigns, MAGIC is educating patients and providers about decision-support tools and the effectiveness of shared decision making.
Shared Decision Making Resource Centre
The Health Foundation’s resource center provides individuals and care teams with materials to help implement shared decision making into everyday practice.
The Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care
For more than 20 years, the Dartmouth Atlas Project has documented significant variations in the distribution and usage of health care resources in the United States. A key resource in understanding our health care system, the project serves as a foundation for ongoing activities to improve our overall system.
Society for Medical Decision Making
The Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM) provides a platform for providers, researchers, policy makers and the public to convene in the interest of advancing systematic approaches to decision making and policy-formation in health care.
Overdiagnosis.org is an unbiased evidence-based resource providing information about the benefits and risks of common screening programs and educating the public about the harms of overdiagnosis.