Table 1

Web-based patient decision support hosted on NHS Direct

Reasonable options consideredEvaluation period
Phase 1
 Osteoarthritis of the knee (sites 1, 2 and 3)Pain management, lifestyle change, manual therapy, joint injections, knee replacementJune–August 2010
 Benign prostatic hyperplasia (sites 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8)Active monitoring, surgical approaches, medication
 Localised prostate cancer (sites 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8)Active monitoring, surgical approaches, medication
Phase 2
 Amniocentesis (based on AmnioDex) (16)No test, amniocentesis, chorionic villus samplingFebruary–April 2011
 Breast Cancer (based on BresDex) (17)Breast conservation surgery (lumpectomy) or mastectomy
 Test for prostate-specific antigen (PSA) (based on ProsDex) (12)No test, PSA test