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The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute has an online list of decision aids by health topic. They provide a summary for each decision aid including its IPDAS score and information on where to get it. Here is a brief list of some providers and an overview of the topics they cover.

Health Dialog
To learn how to purchase a DA from IMDF, please call Health Dialog at 800-276-0993.
Many topics related to:

  • Back Care Programs
  • Breast Cancer Programs
  • Chronic Conditions
  • End of Life Decisions
  • Heart Disease Programs
  • Mental Health Programs
  • Orthopedic Programs
  • Prostate Programs
  • Screening Programs
  • Women’s Health Programs

Please contact Healthwise at 800-706-9646 for more information on how to purchase their “Decision Points.”
Many topics related to:

  • Acne
  • Allergies
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Breast Feeding
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Weight Control
  • And more

Cochrane Musculoskeletal Group
PDFs can be downloaded from their website at musculoskeletal.cochrane.org/decision-aids
Several topics related to:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality – Effective Health Care Program
Available online with downloadable PDFs and sound files
Several topics related to:

  • Breathing Conditions
  • Cancer
  • Developmental Delays, ADHD, and Autism
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive System Conditions
  • Mental Health
  • Heart and Blood Vessel
  • Muscle, Bone, and Joint
  • Pregnancy and Childbirth

University of Sydney
Health Decision Group
Available online at
Several topics related to:

  • Cancer Screening Options
  • Women’s Health
  • Child Health