Automated decision aids
, or machines, as depicted in figure 10, can support human decision makers in a number of ways.
For retrieval of the My Kidneys My Choice patient decision aid
Decision support  typically involves a combination of consultation, counselling , and decision aids
,  with the overall aim of making the decision that needs to be made explicit, providing information about the options and outcomes, and clarifying personal values.
Thus, decision aids
might be improved by including outcome probabilities that are conditioned on the patient attributes (and not just population averages).
Use of the decision aid
did not add to the duration of office visits, which is key to routine implementation, the investigators said.
An initial discussion of renal replacement therapy options can begin by explaining kidney transplantation (including the likely wait time in the absence of an identified living donor), then using the free, non-commercial My Life, My Dialysis Choice decision aid
to help patients see which dialysis option might give them the best chance of getting a transplant if they want one, but must wait--or if, for whatever reason, a kidney transplant is not in their immediate future.
Main research interests include mathematical programming, multicriteria decision aid
Speaking about the themes of the conference, Dr Al Shammari said the event would shed light on several pivotal points, including multi-attribute portfolio selection, multiple objective programming in finance, stochastic programming in finance option pricing, portfolio analysis, financial economics, bank management, auditing, accounting, insurance, pension, financial planning and financial engineering, asset and liability management, multi-criteria decision aid
in finance and all other topics in relation to financial decision sciences.
The decision aid
for lateral thinking should prompt decision makers to consider other outcomes or information leading to particular outcomes.
The health coach then mailed a letter inviting each identified patient to watch a decision aid
video on diabetes self-management through a secure website; each patient was provided a unique username and password to enable assessment of actual viewing behavior.
Five Patient Decision Aids
have been established online by the national Shared Decision Making Programme 'supporting patients to have more say in their healthcare.