The current healthcare paradigm focuses on disease-specific
interventions and outcomes, despite widespread acknowledgement that patient
goals, values, and preferences should play a key role in care planning and
decision making. The focus on disease states and clinical indicators is
important, but not always the most meaningful for patients and their families. As
people increasingly take a more active role in making decisions about their
care, many turn to decision aids, or educational tools such as videos,
pamphlets, and other online and print resources, to guide conversations with
their clinicians about care options. However, no national standards exist to
ensure that these tools are sensitive to individual preferences and evidence-based.
Over the next year, NQF will:
- Bring together a multistakeholder group of
experts to build consensus around national standards for the certification of
decision aids; and
- Identify approaches to measure the quality of
decision making and provide guidance to support the development of measures to
assess the impact of shared decision making.
This project is funded by the Gordon
and Betty Moore Foundation. The project runs from January 2016 to January
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further information, contact Andrew Anderson, Project Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.