Ask 3 Questions

Welcome to the Ask 3 Questions website - the campaign to help patients become more involved in their treatment and care.

The campaign will raise awareness of shared decision making and encourage both patients and doctors to work together in deciding on the best course of action.

We have developed the campaign based on research by Shepherd et al at the University of Sydney.

A number of tools and resources have been developed to help support this but the key message is for patients to always Ask 3 Questions when discussing their treatment.


The 3 Questions are:

1.      What are my options?

2.      What are the possible benefits and risks of those options?
3.      How likely are the possible benefits and risks of each option to occur?
Cardiff & Vale University Health Board is committed to making sure that all patients receive the right care and are involved in shared decision making. 
Please feel free to discover more about the Ask 3 Questions campaign by exploring this site and to contact us with any views, questions or suggetions you may have.

                                           “We want to know what is important to you”

Reference: Shepherd H, Barratt A, Trevena L, et al. Three simple questions to increase information about treatment options and patient involvement in healthcare consultations. Patient Education and Counseling. 2011;84:379–85

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Last updated: 14 September 2012

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