Cochrane update review of Decision Aids re treatment or screening

The Cochrane Consumers and Communication Review Group published a major update of the landmark Cochrane review on 28 January 2014: Decision aids for people facing health treatment or screening decisions by Dawn Stacey and colleagues.

The review includes 115 randomised trials involving nearly 35,000 participants, which show (among other things) that decision aids improve people’s knowledge, help them feel more informed, and promote their participation in decision making.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD001431.pub4/abstract

Perhaps we need a lay ‘Health Services Modernisation Tsar’ to pull together and implement what patients need in the 21C, such as recorded consultations, use of decision aids…
Is there anybody out there?

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About bmitzi

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