How to Get Started

The Center for Shared Decision Making at Dartmouth offers introductory modules for primary care and specialty clinics that want to get started using patient decision support tools. The Dartmouth modules cover everything from the leadership needed to get PDSTs going to implementation, evaluation, and quality assurance. It also offers course work for clinical staff to develop the skills to effectively deploy decision support tools on the front lines of care. The Dartmouth tools are available online here:

Resources: Best Practices