Decision-making and cost conversations about slow-growing prostate cancer

Division of Public Health Sciences and Division of Urologic Surgery

This project aims to (1) assess the impact of a conversation-based decision aid (Option Grid) containing cost information about slow-growing prostate cancer management options, combined with urologic surgeon training, on the frequency and quality of patient-urologic surgeon cost conversations, and (2) examine the impact of the decision aid and surgeon training on decision quality.

This project is led by Dr. Mary Politi and supported by Dr. Bettina Drake, the Empowerment Network, and the Division of Urologic Surgery.

This project is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (grant number 77292).