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The decision board is a visual aid to help clinicians present information about different courses of action in an efficient and standardized manner. The sole goal of the decision board is to improve communication (i.e., improve information transfer). The decision board can (and has been) successfully modified for other uses: to describe the options to choose between in willingness-to-pay (WTP) surveys and to elicit treatment options of potential patients and patients for policy decision making.

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What is the best treatment for an individual patient? It is important to realize that there is often no right or wrong choice. For example, the case of adjuvant chemotherapy for patients with breast cancer presents a situation of choice between potential morbidity and disability now (due to therapy, if chosen) ...

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