Anticoagulation Choice

A freely available tool for use during the consultation between clinicians and their patients with atrial fibrillation considering preventing strokes using anticoagulation.

SDM tool design

This paper describes the process used to design Anticoagulation Choice as an encounter-based SDM tool:

Developing a Conversation Aid to Support Shared Decision Making: Reflections on Designing Anticoagulation Choice

Current version of the tool:

Video demonstration of tools use

SDM4AFIB – a practice-based randomized trial of Anticoagulation Choice vs. usual care

This work was funded by grant RO1 HL131535-01 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health.

DISCLAIMER:  No SDM tool replaces the conversation patients should have with their clinicians to make important, clinical decisions.  Use of these SDM tools carries no liability to its developers or to the Mayo Clinic Foundation for Education and Research.

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