AHRQ Grant HS021902: Related Publication Summaries
Engaging Vulnerable Consumers in Developing Useful Public Health Care Reports
"Rethinking the information priorities of patients."
Longo DR, and Woolf SH.
Journal of the American Medical Association 2014, May 14; 311(18):1857-8.
PUBMED link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24825638
Efforts have intensified to provide consumers with online data tools and consumer reports that offer profiles and statistics for evaluating specialists, hospitals, and other clinical facilities. This opinion piece examines two key questions about these resources: what should these resources look like, and more fundamentally, do patients really want them?
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