Decision Tools

Disclaimer: This information should not be considered as medical advice. It is not to be used in place of a visit with a doctor, nurse or other healthcare professional. If you have questions about your individual medical situation, please consult with your healthcare professional.
Decision tools are designed to help you make a difficult decision. Some of them are interactive and can be filled out online, and others can be printed and filled out with a pen or pencil. The idea is for you to see what the pros and cons are and to take some time to think about what matters to you. Once you have filled one out you can bring it to your next appointment and talk to your doctor about what you have decided or about any questions or concerns you might have.


 Choosing Wisely Canada (Team from University of Toronto, Canadian Medical Association and St. Michael’s Hospital)

 Patient Desicion Aids (Ottawa Hospital Research Institute)

 Smart Decisions: Know Your Options (HealthLinkBC)

 Treatment Options (Prostate Cancer Canada)


 Choosing Wisely - Patient Resources (American Board of Internal Medicine)

 Cancer Treatment Decision Tools and Resources (American Cancer Society)

 CardioSmart (American College of Cardiology)

 Patient Treatment Decision Aids (US Crohn's and Colitis Foundation)

 Consumer Health Decision Guides (US Agency for Healthcare Research) (German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care)

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