The ‘Informed Decisions Toolbox’ – bringing an evidence-based approach to decision making in management (and governance?)

With evidence-based medicine being a major issue in modern day healthcare, this begs the question why shouldn’t an evidence-based approach also be taken in relation to decision-making in healthcare management and governance.

A team of researchers at the Center for Health Research, University of California at Berkeley, USA, have developed an ‘Informed Decisions Toolbox’ based on information gained from focus group interviews involving over thirty health service managers.

The toolbox provides assistance in relation to obtaining best available information for: 

– evaluating and selecting between different options
– creating support for a decision
– identifying important parameters for the decision-making process
– identifying potential problems associated with each option; and
– reducing uncertainty about a decision

  

Whilst the toolkbox has been developed specifically for management decision-making in healthcare, Healthcare Governance Review believes the tool is equally applicable to decision-making by governing boards.

The Decision Making Toolkit can be freely accessed here.

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