New tool aims to unlock the secrets of engaging patients

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 01 April 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c1864
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. 1London

    A tool is being launched that will allow doctors to access hundreds of pieces of research into how to engage patients and the public in health care.

    Using the online tool, doctors will be able to discover the lessons learnt from global research into areas including patient experience, health literacy, shared decisions to choose appropriate treatment, self management, health promotion, and public engagement.

    The Invest in Engagement tool analyses and presents the results of 280 research reviews, claiming to be the best available evidence from around the world. It was commissioned by the Department of Health and produced by health research think tank the Picker Institute Europe.

    The institute said the tool would help doctors and …

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