Useful book useful questions

Smart Health Choices – making sense of health advice – by Irwig, Irwig, Trevena and Sweet
Five key questions are covered in the book, and screening crops up throughout.
1. What will happen if I wait and watch?
2. What are my test or treatment options?
3. What are the benefits and harms of these options?
4. How do the benefits and harms weigh up for me?
5. Do I have enough information to make a choice?
This book is now freely accessible online – to read or to download. PDFs are available for downloading under each section. See
Maybe could prevent people becoming patients?


About bmitzi

Medical writer, author, artist. Cancer campaigner. Aiming always to improve health services and bring compassion into health care.
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