Shared Decision-Making

ACC's CardioSmart is your home for shared decision-making tools.

If you or a loved one is diagnosed with a health condition, you will need to make decisions about whether a test or treatment — or both — are right for you. Even if you already have a medical condition, you may find yourself at a crossroads in your care when you need to weigh other treatment options.  

The trick is that decisions about how to screen for or treat certain conditions are not always easy or clear cut. And what might be the right choice for one person may not be the one for you.

Shared decision-making is when patients and clinicians work as a team to make care decisions. Decision aids support that process. Use this resource to find decision aids to use and learn how they can help you understand your options.

Infographic: Shared Decision-Making

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