Primary Care
Shared Decision-Making

Shared decision-making is the collaboration between patients and caregivers to come to an agreement about a healthcare decision. 

Quartz encourages health care providers to use shared decision-making methods with their patients. We’ve put together some useful online tools that can help –

Adolescent & Adult Vaccinations

This Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website houses a wealth of information about vaccinations as well as a quiz that can help adults and teenagers learn about recommended vaccines.


Alcohol Abuse & Dependence Screening

This Healthwise® tool helps patients determine if they have a drinking problem. Patients are encouraged to see a doctor if they think they may have a problem no matter what the screening score.


Asthma Control Test / Childhood Asthma Control Test

These surveys help determine if your patient’s asthma is under control. Many other tools are available from


Breast Cancer Screening

An online tool that helps health care practitioners estimate a woman's risk of developing invasive breast cancer.


COPD Screening

A five-question patient survey helps identify risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and provides information about the disease.

Depression Screening

This Healthwise® tool helps patients assess their symptoms related to depression. The survey will help them determine whether further evaluation from a health care practitioner could be helpful.



This site provides data analysis and decision support for health care providers and their patients discussing preference sensitive decisions. Five tools are currently available –

  • Cardiovascular Risk Tool – evaluates the risk of a cardiovascular event and illustrates risk reduction with statins and smoking cessation.
  • Atrial Fibrillation Tool – evaluates the risk of stroke and illustrates risk reduction with anticoagulant medications. Also shows the bleeding risk with anticoagulants.
  • Lung Cancer Screening Tool – evaluates the risks / benefits of chest CT scans.


  • Breast Cancer Screening Tool–evaluates the benefits/harms of regular mammograms.
  • Osteoporosis Tool–illustrates FRAX risk and change with biphosponates. ​


Lower Back Pain

Tools and resources to help educate patients about low back pain, including options for reducing pain.


Prostate Cancer Screening

This Healthwise® tool helps patients decide if they need to have a PSA blood test to check for prostate cancer. The tool compares the risks and benefits of testing versus not testing.