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Tools for Health Care Providers

Decision Making Tools

Patients can access the following interactive decision aids on and through the Health Library on MyUPMC. Clinicians can use these tools with patients to help guide the decision making process. These tools have been validated by the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation and are created by Healthwise.

Decision Points about medical tests

Decision points about surgeries

Decision points about medicines

Decision points about treatment and other issues

In addition, Healthwise offers resources for patients to prepare for their office visits, and education on when they should see a doctor or consider having a medical test. Click here to read a testimonial from Dr. Jennifer G. Steiman, MD, FACS, about how she uses a Healthwise tool to prepare patients for a quality conversation before they arrive for their initial visit. 

Other nationally recommended tools are available for use in the following specialty areas:



Instructional Videos

Clinical Summaries

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