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decision aid

An educational tool to assist patients or health care professionals in making choices about aspects of care.
Synonym: decision rule
See also: aid
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Medical writers can create effective decision aids and advocate the shared decision making process in the health care environment.
For seven months during 2014 and 2015, NASA's Autonomous Mission Operations (AMO) project demonstrated a decision aid on-board ISS using automated planning, fault detection and diagnostic technologies with failure response recommendations, easy-to-access references, and just-in-time training.
To strengthen patient decision making, decision aids have been introduced for many medical procedures.
Use of the decision aid did not add to the duration of office visits, which is key to routine implementation, the investigators said.
An initial discussion of renal replacement therapy options can begin by explaining kidney transplantation (including the likely wait time in the absence of an identified living donor), then using the free, non-commercial My Life, My Dialysis Choice decision aid to help patients see which dialysis option might give them the best chance of getting a transplant if they want one, but must wait--or if, for whatever reason, a kidney transplant is not in their immediate future.
Main research interests include mathematical programming, multicriteria decision aid.
Speaking about the themes of the conference, Dr Al Shammari said the event would shed light on several pivotal points, including multi-attribute portfolio selection, multiple objective programming in finance, stochastic programming in finance option pricing, portfolio analysis, financial economics, bank management, auditing, accounting, insurance, pension, financial planning and financial engineering, asset and liability management, multi-criteria decision aid in finance and all other topics in relation to financial decision sciences.
In the case of lateral thinking ability, it may be more advantageous to have a general decision aid, such as asking very general questions related to the problem.
Collaborative care therapists serving as health coaches will use patient registries and an outreach approach to invite patients, identified by their physician as having Type II diabetes, to view a decision aid video on diabetes.
THE AOP has welcomed the launch of a Patient Decision Aid, an online information tool, which is designed to help put cataract patients 'at the heart of decisions about their treatment.
To test the above revised model, 132 subjects were provided with two case scenarios, both which included a decision aid technology.
For those families considering medication to address their child's ADHD symptoms, the ATN offers the Medication Decision Aid Tool Kit to help families create an appropriate treatment plan in collaboration with their child's doctor or medical practitioner.