The Dissemination of Decision Aids: An Odyssey in a Dysfunctional Health Care Financing System

Billings, J.
Health Affairs, Web Exclusive, October 7,

The usefulness of patient decision aids (PtDAs) is well documented, yet they are not in widespread use. Barriers include assuring balance and fairness (auspices matter), the cost of producing and maintaining them, and getting them into the hands of patients at the right time. The Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making and its for-profit partner, Health Dialog, have developed a creative business model that helps overcome these barriers and has greatly expanded the reach of decision aids.

Wagner Faculty