Evidence-based Patient Choice: Inevitable or Impossible?

Paperback | July 1, 2001

EditorAdrian Edwards, Glyn Elwyn

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This book's focus is on the decisions taken in consultations between health care patients and professionals. Clinician- patient partnerships in health care decisions are increasingly advocated. Evidence- based patient choice describes a model of health care in which the evidence-based approachcan integrate with the promotion of consumer choice. The book examines the traditional approach and the changing experience and expectations of consumers. It describes with many clinical examples and patient narratives how to practice evidence-based patient choice, and explores the ethical,sociological and economic issues raised. It also addresses the future modifications to professional training and organisational change which are required if evidence-based patient choice is to become the norm and speculates about what is likely to be achieved in the next few years. The book providesa summary of current perspectives in this area, which will be of interest to consumers, their representative groups, and to professionals in practice and training alike. From the foreword by Richard Grol: 'An enormous challenge lies before us. In this new and challenging field Evidence-basedpatient choice is manna from heaven. It summarises the current state of knowledge about these new patient involvement approaches. It is by far the most comprehensive account of scientific and ethical thinking about patient choice at this moment. And, it manages to show us the way to a potentialfuture: health care provision where patients and professionals operate as real partners with shared goals...'

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This book's focus is on the decisions taken in consultations between health care patients and professionals. Clinician- patient partnerships in health care decisions are increasingly advocated. Evidence- based patient choice describes a model of health care in which the evidence-based approachcan integrate with the promotion of consume...

Adrian Edwards is at University of Wales College of Medicine.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.79 inPublished:July 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192631942

ISBN - 13:9780192631947

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Table of Contents

Richard Grol: ForewordSection 1 - Evidence-based health careElwyn, Edwards and Pollock: Evidence-based patient choice?Muir Gray: Evidence-based medicine for professionalsEntwistle and O'Donnell: Evidence-based health care: what role for patients?Section 2 - Theoretical perspectives on evidence-based patient choiceAshcroft, Hope and Parker: Ethical issues and evidence-based patient choiceScott: Health economics and patient choiceBellaby: Evidence-based practice and risk: the sociology of health care grappling with knowledge and uncertaintySection 3 - Conceptual development for clinical practiceStewart and Brown: Patient-centredness in medicineElwyn and Charles: Shared decision making: the principles and the competenciesSection 4. Evidence-based choice in practiceSchofield: Evidence-based patient choice in primary health careRosenberg: Evidence-based patient choice in secondary careGreenhalgh: Narrative and patient choiceO'Connor and Edwards: The role of decision aids in promoting evidence-based patient choiceSection 5. The next and possible future developmentsTowle and Godolphin: Education and training of health care professionalsHolmes-Rovner, Llewellyn-Thomas and Elwyn: Moving to the mainstreamEysenbach and Jadad: Consumer health informatics in the internet ageCoulter: The future