Ottawa-led team gets top rank for patient decision aids research

September 21, 2016

Dr. Dawn Stacey has earned the distinction of having her Cochrane systematic review cited more than any other review in 2015. According to The Cochrane Library, of more than 1,800 reviews published in 2013-2014, “Decision aids for people facing health treatments or screening decisions,” was the most-cited review, with 146 other publications referencing it. The review, which was conducted by an international team lead by Dr. Stacey, reports on the effectiveness of patient decision aids that are used to help people weigh the benefits and harms of treatment and screening options. Dr. Stacey and her team also maintain the world’s largest inventory of patient decision aids, which typically generates around 700,000 page views per year. Their decision aids are used by patients and health-care providers at The Ottawa Hospital and around the world.

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