The Informed Medical Decisions Foundation (previously known as the Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making) has been working for over two decades to advance evidence-based shared decision making through research, policy, clinical models and patient decision aids.

The website contains a large collection of tools and decision aids to support shared decision making across a broad range of clinical areas.  Both patients and professionals will find this site invaluable.

The Foundation is a Boston-based organization with a network of medical editors and clinical advisors.  The mission is to inform and amplify the patient’s voice in health care decisions.

This means all patients should:

  • Be supported and encouraged to participate in their health care decisions.
  • Be fully informed about their care options using accurate, unbiased and understandable information.
  • Have their personal goals and concerns honored.