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The information in the Making treatment decisions section has been compiled using information from a number of reliable sources, including:
O’Connor AM, et al. Decision aids for people facing health treatment or screening decisions. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2009, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD001431. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001431.pub2
Edwards A, et al. Explaining risks: turning numerical data into meaningful pictures. BMJ. 2002. 324 (7341): 827-30.
General Medical Council (GMC). Consent: patients and doctors making decisions together. 2008. www.stateclaims.ie/ClinicalIndemnityScheme/publications/2009/ConsentGuidance.pdf (accessed April 2011).
BMJ Best Treatments. How to make the best decisions about treatment. www.besttreatments.org/btus/howtouse/132.htm (April 2011).
Content last reviewed: 1 May 2011
Next planned review: 2013
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