Canada Research Chair in Shared Decision Making and Knowledge Translation

Marie-Eve Poitras publishes an article on a decision aid for management of high users of healthcare services

The objective of this study was to develop and conduct a pilot alpha testing of a patient decision aid that supports high-user patients with complex needs and the teams who guide these patients in shared decision making about their case management. Authors chose a user-centred design to co-develop a patient decision aid with stakeholders that was informed by the Ottawa Research Institute and the International Patient Decision Aid Standards (IPDAS) frameworks. The three rounds of evaluation of the acceptability of the decision aid highlighted comments related to simplicity, readability and visual aspects. A section presenting clinical vignettes including story telling was identified as the most helpful. Authors believe that the decision aid has the potential to help high-user patients with complex care needs make better choices concerning their case management. Click here to read more.

By Titilayo Agbadje, 28/10/2020