Home > Search Results

Results: 4

Cardiopulmonary Syndromes (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about common conditions that produce chest symptoms. The cardiopulmonary syndromes addressed in this summary are cancer-related dyspnea, malignant pleural effusion, pericardial effusion, and superior vena cava syndrome.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: August 31, 2016

Public release of performance data in changing the behaviour of healthcare consumers, professionals or organisations

The objective of the review was to determine whether publicly releasing performance data changes the behaviour of healthcare consumers, professionals, providers and purchasers in a way that improves performance and quality of care. Although it is increasingly common to release information about performance in health care, its effectiveness in changing behaviour has not been determined. We searched the scientific literature for studies comparing the public release of performance data using different public release approaches. These approaches varied in type, content and presentation formats. The aim of the studies was to assess how and to what extent data release led to changes in care. We examined the effects of interventions by targeting the behaviour of healthcare consumers, professionals, providers and purchasers. We also examined the improvement effected by changes in care.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews: Plain Language Summaries [Internet] - John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Version: 2012

Smart Health Choices: Making Sense of Health Advice

This book aims to help consumers and practitioners develop the skills to assess health advice – and hopefully to make decisions that will improve the quality of their care. For some people, making better-informed decisions could be life saving. We hope that it will be useful if you are struggling to come to terms with an illness or injury, and the best ways of managing it. Or you may simply want to lead a healthier life, and may be wondering how to make sense of the often conflicting flood of health information that deluges us every day, through the media, and from our friends and health practitioners.

Hammersmith Press.

Version: 2008

Gastrointestinal Complications (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about constipation, impaction, bowel obstruction, and diarrhea as complications of cancer or its treatment. The management of these problems is discussed.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: June 6, 2016

Systematic Reviews in PubMed

See all (74)...

Systematic Review Methods in PubMed

See all (2)...

Recent Activity

    Your browsing activity is empty.

    Activity recording is turned off.

    Turn recording back on

    See more...