Table 1

Patient decision aid organisations* (as of June 2015)

OrganisationCountryDecision aidsFormatAccessProfit status
Agency for Healthcare Research and QualityUSA51Web-based with PDF availableFreeNP
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical CenterUSA5Paper-based, some PDFs available onlineFreeNP
Emmi SolutionsUSA15+Video-based animationCommercialFP
Health DialogUSA38Website, video, and/or bookletCommercial†FP
HealthwiseUSA180Web-based with PDF availableCommercial†NP
Mayo ClinicUSA5Electronic interactive tool, paper, videoFreeNP
Ottawa Hospital Research InstituteCanada16Web-based with PDF availableFreeNP
Option Grid CollaborativeUSA37Electronic interactive tool, paperFreeNP
PATIENT+The Netherlands10Web-based, videoFreeNP
University Medical Center HamburgGermany9Electronic interactive tool, paperFreeNP
Sydney School of Public HealthAustralia6Website, PDF and audioFreeNP
  • *Two of the following patient decision aid organisations declined participation and 11 did not reply to correspondence: British Medical Journal (UK), Choosing Wisely (USA), Decision Box, University of Laval (Canada); ‘Having a Baby’, University of Queensland (Australia), NHS Right Care (UK), The MedicalGuide (USA), Midwifery Information and Resource Service (UK), Queen Mary University (UK), Visualizing Health (USA), Vitality Group (USA), Wellvie (USA), Wiser Together (USA).

  • †Some public access granted.

  • FP, for profit; NP, not-for-profit.