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  • 2May

    Information support is essential for shared decision making

    A Netherlands study has found that patients and professionals think knowledge, information provision and a good relationship are the most important things needed to support shared decision-making. Patients cannot truly share in decisions if they are not provided with appropriate information and encouragement to take part. Researchers from the Netherlands examined the most important factors…

  • 2May

    Development of a health literacy questionnaire

    An article has been published outlining the Health Literacy Questionnaire (HLQ) project that has been developed by researchers in Australia. Health literacy has become an increasingly important concept in public health. The authors sought to develop a comprehensive measure of health literacy capable of diagnosing health literacy needs across individuals and organisations, by using perspectives…

  • 2May

    Geographical patterns of 14 diseases and conditions published

    Researchers have launched a detailed atlas with environment and health maps at a fine scale across England and Wales. Produced by the UK Small Area Health Statistics Unit (SAHSU), part of the MRC-PHE Centre for Environment & Health based at Imperial College London, the open-access atlas allows researchers, policy makers and members of the public to study the…

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