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Butler M, Ratner E, McCreedy E, Shippee N, Kane RL. Decision aids for advance care planning. Rockville: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Technical Brief No. 16. 2014
We developed a technical brief on the state of practice and current research for decision aids for adult ACP and to provide a framework for future research and effort.
Numerous decision aids are widely available but not represented in the empirical literature. Of the 16 published studies testing decision aids as interventions for adult ACP, most were proprietary or not openly available to the public. Decision aids tend to be constructed for the general population or for disease-specific conditions for narrower decision choices. Designing decision aids that are responsive to diverse philosophical perspectives and flexible to change as people gain experience with their personal illness courses remains an important concern. Future directions for effort include further research, training of ACP facilitators,
dissemination and access, and the potential opportunities that lie in social media or other technologies.
Subject indexing assigned by CRD
Advance Care Planning; Advance Directives; Decision Support Techniquess
Country of organisation
An English language summary is available.
Address for correspondence
AHRQ, Center for Outcomes and Evidence Technology Assessment Program, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, MD 20850, USA Email: AHRQTAP@ahrq.hhs.gov
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