Decision support interventions for patients

The 'Decision Laboratory' group develops and evaluates decision support interventions on a not-for-profit basis.


What are decision support interventions?

The concept of participation in decision making is also known as 'shared decision making' and incorporates the field of 'risk communication'. We develop web based decision support interventions to enable exploration of relevant harms and benefits. Both Glyn Elwyn, Adrian Edwards and Kate Brain have publications in this field.


International Patient Decision Aids Standards Collaboration



IPDAS is a group of researchers, practitioners and stakeholders from around the world. The IPDAS collaboration is led by Professors Annette O'Connor in Canada and Glyn Elwyn in the United Kingdom. We have developed an instrument named IPDASi to assess the quality of patient decision support interventions. See http//




Decision Laboratory

Institute of Primary Care & Public Health

Cardiff University

2nd Floor, Neuadd Meirionnydd

Heath Park


CF14 4YS 


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