The Dartmouth Institute's Center for Informed Choice (CIC) will be the country's preeminent research/education program for the rigorous study of patients' health care decision making.
The mission of the CIC is to improve the decision-making capabilities of patients and to foster informed, preference-based patient choice ("decision quality").
- To investigate fundamental and applied research questions in key aspects of the shared decision making process;
- To create pioneering educational programs about the theories, measurement methods, and research designs involved in studying patients' health care decision making;
- To design and test innovative clinical practice models that incorporate shared decision making as an integral part of care;
- To investigate the role played by patients' preferences in the conduct and interpretation of clinical trials in surgery.
Investigation of patients' decision making processes
Development of real-time digital decision science research laboratory
Development and evaluation of clinical decision support systems
Evaluation of decision science research methods and preference
Continual Improvement of ongoing clinical decision support
Support Services for New Investigators in Decision Science
Summer Institutes on Informed Patient Choice
Clinical Practice Models
The Center for Shared Decision Making, Dartmouth-Hitchcock
Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making
Mayo Clinic: Education & Research
Ottawa Health Research Institute
International Patient Decision Aids Standards Collaboration
Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center
Society for Medical Decision Making
International Shared Decision Making
Agency for Health Care Research and Quality