Coronary Revascularization: a Tool for Evidence-based, Individualized, Shared Decision Making (CR-Decide)

Project number: 
Approval date: 
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Principal Investigator: 
University of British Columbia (UBC)
Funding Agency: 
Canadian Institutes of Health Research(CIHR)
Datasets requested: 
Not available
Research objective: 

1) Research question: Does incorporating a personalized, risk/benefit assessment tool into routine clinical care improve quality of care in treating patients with stable CAD?

2) Hypothesis: Patients who use the CR-Decide shared decision-making tool to discuss stable CAD treatment options (medical therapy, PCI, CABG) with their care providers will feel more informed, have more realistic expectations regarding disease course and treatment, and will experience an overall greater level of satisfaction with their care.

As such, the overarching objective of this study is to develop an evidence-based, individualized risk/benefit assessment tool that is integrated into routine clinical care and supports SDM between patients and physicians during treatment selection for stable CAD.

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