Want to learn more about Option Grid™ decision aids? Here is a selection of publications to date.

Assessing the acceptability and feasibility of encounter decision aids for early stage breast cancer targeted at underserved patients.

Alam S, Elwyn G, Percac-Lima S, Grande S, Durand M-A. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. 2016:16;147. DOI: 10.1186/s12911-016-0384-2

Working with interpreters: the challenges of introducing Option Grid™ patient decision aids.

Wood F, Phillips K, Edwards A, Elwyn G. Patient Educ Couns. 2016. DOI:

Trustworthy patient decision aids: a qualitative analysis addressing the risk of competing interests.

Elwyn G, Dannenberg M, Blaine A, et al. BMJ Open. 2016;6:e012562. DOI:10.1136/bmjopen-2016- 012562 

'Much clearer with pictures': using community-based participatory research to design and test a Picture Option Grid for underserved patients with breast cancer.

Durand MA, Alam S, Grande SW, Elwyn G. BMJ Open. 2016:6(2) DOI:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010008

Shared Decision Making: A Model for Clinical Practice.

Elwyn G, Frosch D, Thomson R, Joseph-Williams N, Lloyd A, Kinnersley P, Cording E, Tomson D, Dodd C, Rollnick S, Edwards A, Barry M. J Gen Intern Med. 2012:27(10);1361-1367. DOI: 10.1007/s11606-012-2077-6

Shared decision making in a multidisciplinary head and neck cancer team: a case study of developing Option Grids.

Elwyn G, Lloyd A, Joseph-Williams A, Beasley A, Tomkinson A. The International Journal of Person Centered Medicine. 2012:2(3):421-426. DOI:

Option Grids: Shared decision making made easier.

Elwyn G, Lloyd A, Joseph-Williams N, Cording E, Thomson R, Durand MA, Edwards A.
Patient Education and Counseling. 2013:90(2);207–212. DOI: 10.1016/j.pec.2012.06.036

Supporting shared decision making using an Option Grid for osteoarthritis of the knee in an interface musculoskeletal clinic: a stepped wedge trial.

Elwyn G, Pickles T, Edwards A, Kinsey K, Brain K, Newcombe RG, Firth J, Marrin K, Nye A, Wood F. Patient Education and Counseling. 2016:99(4);571-7. DOI: 10.1016/j.pec.2015.10.011

Using Option Grids: steps toward shared decision-making for neonatal circumcision.

Fay M, Grande SW, Donnelly K, Elwyn G. Patient Education and Counseling. 2015:In Press. DOI:

Option grids: an idea whose time has come?

Greenhalgh T. The British Journal of General Practice. 2013:63(608);147. DOI: 10.3399/bjgp13X664315.

Patchy 'coherence': using normalization process theory to evaluate a multi-faceted shared decision making implementation program (MAGIC).

Lloyd A, Joseph-Williams N, Edwards A, Rix A, Elwyn G. Implementation Science. 2013:8;102. DOI:10.1186/1748-5908-8-102.

Fast and frugal tools for shared decision-making: How to develop Option Grids.

Marrin K, Brain K, Durand M-A, Edwards A, Lloyd A, Thomas C, Elwyn G. European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare. 2013:1(1);240-245. DOI:

Option Grids to facilitate shared decision making for patients with Osteoarthritis of the knee: protocol for a single site, efficacy trial.

Marrin K, Wood F, Firth J, Kinsey K, Edwards A, Brain K E, … Elwyn G. BMC Health Services Research. 2014:14(1),160. DOI:10.1186/1472-6963-14-160

Shared decision-making in epilepsy management.

Pickrell WO, Elwyn G, Smith PE. Epilepsy Behavior. 2015:S1525-5050(15)00040-2. DOI: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2015.01.033

Clinicians' perceptions of digital vs. paper-based decision support interventions.

Politi MC, Adsul P, Kuzemchak MD, Zeuner R, Frosch DL. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. 2015:21;175-179. DOI: 10.1111/jep.12269

Using an Option Grid in shared decision making.

Seal RP, Kynaston J, Elwyn G, Smith PEM. Practical Neurology. 2014:14:54-56. DOI: 10.1136/practneurol-2013-000806

Shared decision making: really putting patients at the centre of healthcare.

Stiggelbout AM, Van der Weijden T, De Wit MPT, Frosch D, Légaré F, Montori VM, Trevena L, Elwyn G.
BMJ. 2012:344:e256. DOI:

Assessing Option Grid® practicability and feasibility for facilitating shared decision making: An exploratory study.

Tsulukidze M, Grande SW, Gionfriddo MR. Patient Education and Counseling. 2015:In Press. DOI: 10.1016/j.pec.2015.03.013