Health Quality & Safety Commission | Computerised decision aids: a systematic review of their effectiveness
The study, Computerised decision aids: a systematic review of their effectiveness in facilitating high quality decision making in various health related contexts, reviews trials of computerised decision aids on medical conditions including back pain, reconstructive breast surgery, hormone replacement therapy and atrial fibrillation.
Providing tools for patients to better understand their treatment options is one way to promote shared decision making between the clinician and the patient, if used appropriately.
A summary of the report and commentary can be found in the Patient Psychology Research Review.
The full version of the study is accesible on the Patient Education and Counselling website.