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Better doctors, better patients, better decisions : envisioning health care 2020 /
edited by Gerd Gigerenzer and J.A. Muir Gray.
imprint
Cambridge, MA : MIT Press, c2011.
description
xi, 391 p.
ISBN
0262016036 (hardcover : alk. paper), 9780262016032 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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imprint
Cambridge, MA : MIT Press, c2011.
isbn
0262016036 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780262016032 (hardcover : alk. paper)
contents note
Health literacy : is the patient the problem? -- Launching the century of the patient / Gerd Gigerenzer and J. A. Muir Gray -- When misinformed patients try to make informed health decisions / Wolfgang Gaissmaier and Gerd Gigerenzer -- Reducing unwarranted variation in clinical practice by supporting clinicians and patients in decision making / Albert G. Mulley, Jr., and John E. Wennberg -- Do patients want shared decision making and how is this measured? / Martin Hañrter and Daniela Simon -- Health illiteracy : roots in research -- Health research agendas and funding / David E. Nelson -- Reporting of research : are we in for better health care by 2020? / Holger Schanemann, Davina Ghersi, Julia Kreis, Gerd Antes, and Jean Bousquet -- Medical journals can be less biased / J. A. Muir Gray -- What is needed for better health care : better systems, better patients or both? / Markus A. Feufel, Gerd Antes, Johann Steurer, Gerd Gigerenzer, J.A. Muir Gray, Marjukka MÃñkelÃñ, Albert G. Mulley, Jr., David E. Nelson, Jay Schulkin, Holger Schanemann, John E. Wennberg, and Claudia Wild -- Health illiteracy : spread to the public -- Statistical illiteracy in doctors / Odette Wegwarth and Gerd Gigerenzer -- Statistical illiteracy in journalism : are its days numbered? / Bruce Bower -- Improving health care journalism / Holger Wormer -- Barriers to health information and building solutions / Talya Miron-Shatz, Ingrid Mahlhauser, Bruce Bower, Michael Diefenbach, Ben Goldacre, Richard S. W. Smith, David Spiegelhalter, and Odette Wegwarth -- Health care 2020 -- How can better evidence be delivered? / Norbert Donner-Banzhoff, Hilda Bastian, Angela Coulter, Glyn Elwyn, Gunther Jonitz, David Klemperer, and Wolf-Dieter Ludwig -- The drug facts box : making informed decisions about prescription drugs possible / Lisa M. Schwartz and Steven Woloshin -- Reengineering medical education / David A. Davis -- The chasm between evidence and practice : extent, causes, and remedies /
Richard S. W. Smith -- The future of diagnostics : from optimizing to satisficing / Henry Brighton -- Direct-to-consumer advertising : status quo and suggestions to enhance the delivery of independent medication information / Wolf-Dieter Ludwig and Gisela Schott -- How will health care professionals and patients work together in 2020? : a manifesto for change / Ralph Hertwig, Heather Buchan, David A. Davis, Wolfgang Gaissmaier, Martin Harter, Kai Kolpatzik, France LÃgarÃ, Norbert Schmacke, and Holger Wormer.
general note
Papers presented at the Ernst Strüngmann Forum held in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Oct. 25-30, 2009.
catalogue key
7622771
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Health care needs an overarching goal that is shared by all stakeholders, and the one that is emerging is improvement of the value of care from the patients' perspective. This collection of papers from international experts explores the wide range of work that lies ahead, always thoughtfully and often brilliantly.-- Thomas H. Lee , Network President, Partners Healthcare System, Boston
This impressive series of position pieces is excellent and essential reading for all those seeking to promote patient involvement and improve patient experiences of health care. It brings together leading thinkers, planners, and implementers in the field, and as one would expect from the title is genuinely visionary--challenging patients, clinicians, policy-makers, and journalists to adapt to a rapidly changing world and ways of doing health care.-- Adrian G. K. Edwards , Department of Primary Care and Public Health, School of Medicine, Cardiff University
Health care needs an overarching goal that is shared by all stakeholders, and the one that is emerging is improvement of the value of care from the patients' perspective. This collection of papers from international experts explores the wide range of work that lies ahead, always thoughtfully and often brilliantly. -- Thomas H. Lee , Network President, Partners Healthcare System, Boston
This impressive series of position pieces is excellent and essential reading for all those seeking to promote patient involvement and improve patient experiences of health care. It brings together leading thinkers, planners, and implementers in the field, and as one would expect from the title is genuinely visionary--challenging patients, clinicians, policy-makers, and journalists to adapt to a rapidly changing world and ways of doing health care. -- Adrian G. K. Edwards , Department of Primary Care and Public Health, School of Medicine, Cardiff University
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Summaries
Main Description
Contrary to popular opinion, one of the main problems in providing uniformlyexcellent health care is not lack of money but lack of knowledge -- on the part of both doctors andpatients. The studies in this book show that many doctors and most patients do not understand theavailable medical evidence. Both patients and doctors are "risk illiterate" -- frequentlyunable to tell the difference between actual risk and relative risk. Further, unwarranted disparityin treatment decisions is the rule rather than the exception in the United States and Europe. All ofthis contributes to much wasted spending in health care. The contributors to BetterDoctors, Better Patients, Better Decisions investigate the roots of the problem, from theemphasis in medical research on technology and blockbuster drugs to the lack of education for bothdoctors and patients. They call for a new, more enlightened health care, with better medicaleducation, journals that report study outcomes completely and transparently, and patients in controlof their personal medical records, not afraid of statistics but able to use them to make informeddecisions about their treatments.
Main Description
Contrary to popular opinion, one of the main problems in providing uniformly excellent health care is not lack of money but lack of knowledge--on the part of both doctors and patients. The studies in this book show that many doctors and most patients do not understand the available medical evidence. Both patients and doctors are "risk illiterate"--frequently unable to tell the difference between actual risk and relative risk. Doctors often cannot interpret test results; patients cannot make informed decisions if they are given bad information. Surprisingly, treatments vary widely from one region to another. For example, in one referral region in Iowa, sixty percent of prostate patients had surgery, while in another region only fifteen percent had the same surgery. This unwarranted disparity in treatment decisions is the rule rather than the exception in the United States and Europe. All of this contributes to much wasted spending in health care. The contributors to Better Doctors, Better Patients, Better Decisions investigate the roots of the problem, from the emphasis in medical research on technology and blockbuster drugs to the lack of education for both doctors and patients. They call for a new, more enlightened health care, with better medical education, journals that report study outcomes completely and transparently, and patients in control of their personal medical records, not afraid of statistics but able to use them to make informed decisions about their treatments.
Table of Contents
The Ernst Strüngmann Forump. vii
List of Contributorsp. ix
Health Literacy: Is the Patient the Problem?
Launching the Century of the Patientp. 3
When Misinformed Patients Try to Make Informed Health Decisionsp. 29
Reducing Unwarranted Variation in Clinical Practice by Supporting Clinicians and Patients in Decision Makingp. 45
Do Patients Want Shared Decision Making and How Is This Measured?p. 53
Health Illiteracy: Roots in Research
Health Research Agendas and Fundingp. 61
Reporting of Research: Are We in for Better Health Care by 2020?p. 83
Medical Journals Can Be Less Biasedp. 103
What Is Needed for Better Health Care: Better Systems, Better Patients or Both?p. 117
Health Illiteracy: Spread to the Public
Statistical Illiteracy in Doctorsp. 137
Statistical Illiteracy in Journalism: Are Its Days Numbered?p. 153
Improving Health Care Journalismp. 169
Barriers to Health Information and Building Solutionsp. 191
Health Care 2020
How Can Better Evidence Be Delivered?p. 215
The Drug Facts Box: Making Informed Decisions about Prescription Drugs Possiblep. 233
Reengineering Medical Educationp. 243
The Chasm between Evidence and Practice: Extent, Causes, and Remediesp. 265
The Future of Diagnostics: From Optimizing to Satisficingp. 281
Direct-to-Consumer Advertising: Status Quo and Suggestions to Enhance the Delivery of Independent Medication Informationp. 295
How Will Health Care Professionals and Patients Work Together in 2020? A Manifesto for Changep. 317
Abbreviationsp. 339
Glossaryp. 343
Bibliographyp. 347
Subject Indexp. 387
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