Decision support tools published

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NHS England has published a suite of eight decision support tools covering varying conditions along with guidance on how to use them and evaluating the impact.

Decision support tools (DSTs), also called patient decision aids support shared decision making (SDM) by making treatment, care and support options explicit, providing evidence-based information about the associated benefits and risks, and helping patients to consider what matters most to them in relation to the possible outcomes, including doing nothing.

These DSTs have been developed in accordance with NICE standards framework for shared decision making support tools, including patient decision aids. NHS England will continue to build on this suite of DSTs and publish as they become available.

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