Evidence-informed patient choice. Practical issues of involving patients in decisions about health care technologies

Int J Technol Assess Health Care. 1998 Spring;14(2):212-25. doi: 10.1017/s0266462300012204.

Abstract

Evidence-informed patient choice involves providing people with research-based information about the effectiveness of health care options and promoting their involvement in decisions about their treatment. Although the concept seems desirable, the processes and outcomes of evidence-informed patient choice are poorly understood, and it should be carefully evaluated.

MeSH terms

  • Attitude to Health
  • Decision Making*
  • Evidence-Based Medicine*
  • Humans
  • Informed Consent
  • Patient Participation*
  • Technology Assessment, Biomedical*
  • United Kingdom