Evidence-based health care from the consumer’s point of view Presented by: Kristin L. Carman, Ph.D. Presented to: Academy for Health Services Research Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, June 2007. Project team and funding. American Institutes for Research Kristin L. Carman, PhD, Project Director
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Evidence-based health care from the consumer’s point of viewPresented by:Kristin L. Carman, Ph.D.Presented to:Academy for Health Services Research Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, June 2007
Consumers struggle to figure out what is meant by “evidence-based medicine”
Where does evidence come from?
Who decides when and how guidelines should be applied?
What are “guidelines” or “best practices”?
Consumers may question what evidence-based medicine means for them personally
Consumers tend to be suspicious of employer’s motives in moving toward evidence-based approaches
THEME # 4 – Discomfort be worse
Being urged to be better informed and more assertive about their health care puts pressure on consumers
THEME # 5 - Overload relationship
Consumers already feel overwhelmed with information and short on time.
Needing to understand and deal with medical evidence adds to the overload.