TRIAD is a national implementation project that is working on a new approach to discussing treatment options for appendicitis. A follow-up project based on the results of the CODA Trial, TRIAD seeks to understand how patients experience shared-decision making in the emergency setting for appendicitis so we can:
1. Increase Awareness of Treatment Options for Appendicitis
This is a crucial first step towards informed decision-making. Patients need to understand the pros and cons of different treatment options to make a decision that aligns with their values and preferences. It's important to consider different factors such as patient age, overall health, and the severity of the condition when discussing treatment options. Improve experience with decision-makingAppendicitis can be a stressful and overwhelming experience for patients, and decision-making can be challenging under these circumstances.
2. Improve Experience with Decision-Making
A good decision-making process involves providing patients with clear and accessible information about their options, ensuring that they feel heard and understood, and addressing any concerns or questions they may have. It also involves providing evidence-based support to help ensure the safest and most beneficial treatment for their patients within the very hectic and fast-paced environment of the emergency room.
3. Implement a Decision Support Tool
A Decision Support Tool can help patients navigate the decision-making process by providing them with relevant information and guiding them through the pros and cons of different treatment options. It can also help healthcare providers ensure that patients are fully informed and that their decisions are aligned with their values and preferences.