Does Provision of an Evidence-Based Information Change Public Willingness to Accept a Screening Test ?
AbstractThe basic requirement for patient decision making is the provision by the physician of an essential relevant and understandable information (Evidence Based) allowing him to decide whether he wish or not to receive the proposed treatment. This analysis shows that the willingness to undergo a doubtful screening test (about 70 % false positive responses) for a rare cancer by the general population change dramatically (60% versus 13,5%) according to the quality of information provided. This result, facing the impressive increase of diagnostic and screening procedures, could have important economical, ethical, clinical, public health and legal implications.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Université de Lausanne, Faculté des HEC, DEEP in its series Cahiers de Recherches Economiques du Département d'Econométrie et d'Economie politique (DEEP) with number 9901.
Length: 9 pages
Date of creation: Jan 1999
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Publication status: Published in Health Expectations, vol. 3 (2), 2000, pp. 145-150
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health care markets; information; decision making; doctor-patient relationship; screening; diagnostic procedures; evidence based medicine; public health;
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