Most patients want to play an active role in their own healthcare. They want to know how to protect and improve their health when they are well; when they are ill they want information about the treatment options and likely outcomes; and, in addition to seeking fast effective health advice and care when they need it, most people also want to know what they can do to help themselves.
Posted in Health Care Policy, Patient Involvement, Patient Knowledge, Patient Satisfaction, SDM Implementation
Tagged Angela Coulter, doctor-patient communication, health care, health policy, informed choice, patient engagement, patient participation, Picker Institute Europe, UK
To test the feasibility of systematically offering Informed Choice Assistance (ICA) during the diagnostic evaluation process to at least 80% of patients facing decisions about the management of uterine fibroids.