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ACE Report #6589
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

COA/AOA: Effect of Patient Decision Aids in decision-making process for TJA

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Do Patient Decision Aids Reduce Wait Times and Improve Quality of Decisions for Patients Considering Total Joint Arthroplasty (TJA)? A Randomized Controlled Trial

Contributing Authors: D Stacey G Dervin L Boland M Taljaard

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334 patients with osteoarthritis and considering total hip or knee arthroplasty were randomized to receive either patient decision aids and usual education, or usual education alone, prior to surgical consultation. This study aimed to determine whether decision aids improved wait times, surgery rates, and decision quality compared to usual education. Results indicated shorter wait times, lower sur...

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