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.
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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.
- Monthly Feature: PSA Testing to Screen for Prostate Cancer
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.)
Treatment Choices for Hip Osteoarthritis
Treatment Choices for Knee Osteoarthritis
Chronic Low Back Pain
Acute Low Back Pain
Treatment Choices for Stable Chest Discomfort
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (Enlarged Prostate)
Treatment Choices for Uterine Fibroids
Treatment Choices for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
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:
- Birth Options After Cesarean
- Induced Labor for Non-Medical Reasons
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