Monday, 16 January 2017 on the FiftyUp Club
Unnecessary medicine harming patients and the medical system featuring Prof Paul Glasziou
Tuesday, 10 January 2017 on ABC Radio
Alarm at overuse and underuse of medical procedures: Lancet report featuring Prof Paul Glasziou
Sunday, 20 November 2016 on Radio National ABC
Overdiagnosis and ADHD featuring Dr Rae Thomas
9 February 2015, Health Report, ABC Radio
Patients’ Expectations of the benefits and harms of treatment
Many people like to be involved in the decision making process with their doctor about suggested treatments or tests. Making a rational choice depends on information, available evidence, but also how the patient perceives the balance of benefits versus harms. Unrealistic expectations of benefits or harms can influence a person’s decision making in their medical treatment.
Assoc. Prof. T. Hoffmann and Prof. C. Del Mar published a paper on this topic in JAMA and was interviewed by Dr Swan from the Health Report on ABC Radio on this topic.
For more information and to listen to the interview, click here.
To read the article online, please click on the link below:
Hoffmann, T.C., Del Mar, C. (2015). Patients’ Expectations of the Benefits and Harms of Treatments, Screening, and Tests: A Systematic Review. JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(2):274-286
28 July 2014, Health Report, ABC Radio
Participation of patients in decision making about their health
Associate Professor Tammy Hoffmann and Professor Chris Del Mar were interviewed by Dr Norman Swan to discuss this topic and their latest paper that was published in the MJA.
Hoffmann, T.C., F. Légaré, M.B. Simmons, K. McNamara, K. McCaffery, L.J. Trevena, B. Hudson, P.P. Glasziou, C.B. Del Mar (2014). Shared decision making: what do clinicians need to know and why should they bother? The Medical journal of Australia, 201(1), 35-39.
For more information and to listen to the interview click here.