Chest Pain Choice

Chest pain choice decision aid

The objectives of this pilot trial are to test the, "Chest Pain Choice" decision aid. This aid hopes to improve knowledge about risk and management options, in increasing the quality of — and satisfaction with — the decision-making process; and in decreasing the rate of admission to the ED observation unit.

To increase patient knowledge of risk, our decision aid will include a quantitative estimate of risk that uses natural frequencies depicted in a pictograph.

Principal Investigator: Erik P. Hess, M.D.
Grant Title: "Impact of a decision aid on patient participation in decision making and resource use in low-risk chest pain patients: A randomized trial"
Funding: FIMDM (foundation for informed medical decision making). 0150-1
Grant Duration: February 2010-February 2011
Study Coordinators: Meghan A. Pierce, R.N., BSN (Mayo Clinic)

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