Videos and Tools: Making Informed Decisions

When you are facing a decision about a treatment or test, it's important to know your options and understand the risks and benefits. These tools and videos can help you make a decision based on what's most important to you.

These don't replace talking with your doctor but they can help you prepare for those discussions.


Decision Points

Decision Points are interactive tools that explain medical tests and treatments, and what you can expect. After you answer some questions, your input is combined with medical information to create a summary of your care options.

Choosing Wisely

These short articles describe the pros and cons of some common tests and treatments. They are part of the national Choosing Wisely campaign, led by Consumer Reports.

Videos About Treatment Options

Learn more about the pros and cons of treatment options for certain diseases and conditions. Videos are 32 to 55 minutes. (If you're not on the secure site, you'll be prompted to log in.)

Topics are:
Treatment Choices for Hip Osteoarthritis
Treatment Choices for Knee Osteoarthritis

Back Care
Chronic Low Back Pain
Acute Low Back Pain
Spinal Stenosis
Herniated Disc

Heart Disease
Treatment Choices for Stable Chest Discomfort

Men's Issues
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (Enlarged Prostate)

Women's Issues
Treatment Choices for Uterine Fibroids
Treatment Choices for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Breast Cancer
Early Stage Breast Cancer: Choosing Your Surgery
Breast Reconstruction: Is It Right for You?
Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS): Choosing Your Treatment

Decisions About Birth

Tools for women considering:

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