The OSIRIS programme is a major project of research, to understand and improve the shared decision making process for patients at high risk of medical complications as they contemplate major surgery. Led by Barts Health NHS Trust & Queen Mary University London and funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), research will be conducted with patients, doctors and carers to understand the surgical decision making process.
The OSIRIS team aim to understand the values and beliefs about long-term outcomes amongst high-risk patients contemplating major surgery, how these differ from doctors’ opinions, how these affect decisions about surgical treatments, and whether patients’ opinions change once they experience surgery.
They will co-design with patients and doctors, a decision support intervention, to provide an accurate and individualised forecast of the risks and benefits of surgery for each high-risk patient.
You can find out more about the research methodology and the aims of the project through the link below.