Patient decision aids

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Patient decision aids – directory

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Note: the therapeutics information on this page has not been reviewed since May 2012, when the NPC became the NICE Medicines and Prescribing Centre (MPC).

Important new evidence is highlighted in the MPCs current awareness bulletins (incorporating medicines evidence commentaries) and also in NICE evidence updates and Eyes on Evidence. These are searchable via

Help to get the best out of our patient decision aids

We have prepared some background information on PDAs, which we suggest you read before using our PDAs for the first time.

Download an introduction to the ideas behind PDAs.
Download suggestions on how to use PDAs.
Download supporting information about relative and absolute risk, and the evidence-base for the use of PDAs.


Let us know what you think about our PDAs and how you use them

We are always grateful for feedback, indeed without it most of this work would not have been possible. For feedback and enquiries, please email


PDAs by BNF chapter headings

Ch 2 Cardiovascular system
Ch 3 Respiratory system
Ch 4 Central nervous system (including mental health)
Ch 5 Infections
Ch 6 Endocrine system
Ch 7 Obstetrics, gynaecology and urinary tract disorders
Ch 8 Malignant disease and immunosuppression
Ch 10 Musculoskeletal and joint diseases

Cardiovascular system

Respiratory system

Central Nervous System

Common Infections

Endocrine system

Obstetrics, gynaecology and urinary tract disorders

Malignant disease and immunosuppression

Musculoskeletal and joint diseases