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Medical Decision Making http://mdm.sagepub.com/ Do Patient Decision Aids Meet Effectiveness Criteria of the International Patient Decision Aid Standards Collaboration? A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Annette M. O 'Connor, Carol Bennett, Dawn Stacey, Michael J. Barry, Nananda F. Col, Karen B. Eden, Vikki Entwistle, Valerie Fiset, Margaret Holmes-Rovner, Sara Khangura, Hilary Llewellyn-Thomas and David Rovner Med Decis Making published online 14 September 2007 DOI: 10.1177/0272989X07307319 The online version of this article can be found at: http://mdm.sagepub.com/content/early/2007/09/14/0272989X07307319 A more recent version of this article was published on - Oct 5, 2007 Published by: http://www.sagepublications.com On behalf…show more content…
Financial support for this study was provided by a group grant of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. The funding agreement ensured the authors’ independence in designing the study, interpreting the data, and writing and publishing the report. Address correspondence to Annette M. O’Connor, RN, PhD, University of Ottawa, Ottawa Health Research Institute, 1053 Carling Avenue, ASB, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1Y 4E9; e-mail: ohdec@ohri.ca. DOI: 10.1177/0272989X07307319 P atient decision aids (PtDAs) are adjuncts to counseling that explain options, clarify personal values for the benefits versus harms, and guide patients in deliberation and communication. With the rapid proliferation of these tools, the International Patient Decision Aids Collaboration (IPDAS) has reached agreement on criteria for judging the quality of PtDAs.1 IPDAS is a network of more than 100 researchers, practitioners, patients, and policy makers from 14 countries. These collaborators developed a checklist of criteria that payers, patients, practitioners, developers, and researchers can use to assess PtDAs they encounter. The criteria address 3 domains of quality: clinical content, the development process, and effectiveness. 554 • MEDICAL DECISION MAKING/MON–MON 2007 Downloaded from mdm.sagepub.com by guest on July 22, 2012 Copyright 2007
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