Many medical decisions involve issues that make decision making difficult including trade-offs between alternatives that offer different sets of advantages and disadvantages, uncertainty about future outcomes, insufficient data, practical constraints, the involvement of multiple stakeholders, and emotional reactions to difficult circumstances.

A variety of multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) methods have been developed to help individuals and groups make quality decisions in circumstances like these and move from decisional uncertainty to action. We are exploring how these methods can be used to help patients and providers work together to make good decisions in challenging circumstances.

We are also exploring the use of a medical decision dashboard for supporting clinical decisions. To see one in action on the example dashboard page of this website.

If you would like to learn more about this process please contact Dr. James Dolan at james_dolan@urmc.rochester.edu.

Active studies

We have no active studies at this time.