An overview and discussion of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute's decision aid portfolio.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Decision aids (DAs) help patients make informed healthcare decisions in a manner consistent with their values and preferences. Despite their promise, DAs developed with public research dollars are not being implemented and adopted in real-world patient care settings at a rate consistent with which they are being developed. To appraise the sum of the parts of the portfolio and create a strategic imperative surrounding future funding, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) tasked the Duke Evidence Synthesis Group with evaluating its DA portfolio. This paper describes PCORI's portfolio of DAs according to the Duke Evidence Synthesis Group's analysis in the context of PCORI's mission and the field of decision science. The results revealed a diversity within PCORI's portfolio of funded DA projects. Findings support the movement toward more rigorous DA development, assessment and maintenance. PCORI's funding priorities related to DAs are clarified and comparative questions of interest are posed.

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Cited Authors

  • Gayer, CC; Crowley, MJ; Lawrence, WF; Gierisch, JM; Gaglio, B; Williams, JW; Myers, ER; Kendrick, A; Slutsky, J; Sanders, GD

Published Date

  • July 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 5 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 407 - 415

PubMed ID

  • 27298206

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2042-6313

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2217/cer-2016-0002


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England