Decision Aid Delivery

Decision Aid Delivery:

Sites integrate decision aids into their own workflow in different ways. Implementation teams will need to anticipate and overcome not only common barriers, but also clinic-specific barriers to ensure reliable delivery. Here we share short case studies that illustrate the experience of different sites that were part of the Orthopedic Shared Decision-Making Learning Collaborative.

One free online tool is the Ottawa Support tool: These tools help support people making decisions on their health. There are a list of DAs by health topic available for access.


Click here for examples of case summaries of the 14 participating sites. These summaries include information on site description, the implementation team, workflows, changes to workflow overtime, successes and barriers, and maintenance and sustainability.

The sites included in these case summaries include:

  1. Massachusetts General Hospital: Arthroplasty
  2. Massachusetts General Hospital: Spine
  3. Brigham and Women’s Hospital: Arthroplasty
  4. Newton Wellesley Hospital Arthroplasty at Kaplan Center
  5. Newton Wellesley Hospital: Spine
  6. Boston Medical Center: Arthroplasty
  7. Dell Medical School (University of Texas at Austin): Arthroplasty
  8. Hartford Hospital, Bone and Joint Institute: Spine
  9. John Peter Smith (JPS) Health Network: Arthroplasty
  10. Kaiser Permanente Washington State: Arthroplasty
  11. NYU Langone Health: Arthroplasty
  12. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center: Arthroplasty
  13. University of Rochester Medical Center: Arthroplasty
  14. University of California, Los Angeles: Sport Medicine/Knee Osteoarthritis

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