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Patient decision aids are tools that help people become involved in shared decisions with their clinician by making explicit the decision that needs to be made, providing information about the options and outcomes, and by clarifying personal values. Various health systems are supporting more widespread use of patient decision aids in efforts to promote patient engagement, reduce inappropriate use, and control costs. This talk will discuss some of the challenges with conventional patient decision aids, and question whether they may actually lead to poorer decisions. It will then describe some ongoing work that is seeking nudge patients and their clinicians towards improved decisions.

Nick is an Associate Professor at the School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, where is he also the Director of the Master of Health Administration Program. His research seeks to maximize value, not just from the public investment in health care, but the value patients gain from their health choices. He has published over 150 articles notably in areas of economic evaluation and shared decision-making.

Who: Dr Nick Bansback, University of British Columbia
When: Wednesday 18th March- 12pm
Where: University of Technology Sydney CB05D.02.20