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How are patient decision aids developed?

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High-quality patient decision aids are developed using a systematic process and explicit guidelines. Some steps include:

  1. Determining the decision making needs of potential users
  2. Conducting a needs assessments to identify users’ perceptions and the resources needed to make and/or implement the decision
  3. Creating the patient decision aid based on a synthesis of evidence
  4. Inviting a panel of external experts to review the decision aid Inviting end users to evaluate the patient decision aid