Videos and Tools: Making Decisions About Your Care
When you are making decisions about your care and treatment options, these patient-education tools can help.
These resources don't replace discussions with your doctor. They are another way to help you understand your options, and consider what's important to you.
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.
- Decision Points for Medical Tests
- Decision Points for Medicines
- Decision Points About Surgery
- Decision Points About Treatments and Other Health Issues
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.
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Click on a body part and you'll be guided through a series of questions to see what your symptoms may mean. Get suggestions for home treatment or to see your doctor. This tool is for non-urgent health issues. If your symptoms are serious or you aren't sure call the Consulting Nurse Service.
Coughs, Colds, and Flu Tool
Get home care suggestions based on your symptoms and find out if you should see your doctor.
Cardio Tool Are You at Risk for Heart Attack?
This tool calculates your risk for heart or cardiovascular disease in the next 5 years, and suggests ways you can lower your risk.