Option GridTM decision aids

Helping you choose the health option that's right for you

What are Option GridTM decision aids?

Option GridTM decision aids are brief, easy-to-read tools, available as print-outs or online interactive journeys to help patients and health professionals compare alternative healthcare options using answers to the questions patients frequently ask.

Option GridTM decision aids aren't like other decision aids. See what makes them unique:

Key Benefits of Option GridTM Decision Aids

Empowers patients

Helps patients share what matters most to them

Easy to read

Uses patient-friendly language


Uses highest quality clinical evidence available


Co-developed with patients to make sure the patient voice is heard


Developed without conflicts of interest

Simple to use

Can be used in clinical visit without adding extra time

What others are saying

"The sophisticated simplicity of these decision support tools makes them valuable for a wide range of patient care settings and decision scenarios."

Professor Allison Shorten
Yale University School of Nursing

"A practical set of tools intended to accelerate progress toward widespread adoption of shared decision making in practice... Option Grids can help us make sure we focus on what patients really want."

Elliot Fisher
Director at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

"The information is presented in a format that allows both reflection and dialogue. The Grid can be printed off (or indeed, the patient can be given the URL) and invited to consider the options before returning for a further consultation."

Trisha Greenhalgh
University of Oxford

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