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The Future of Asian Integration and Security in the 21st Century: Sharing Experience on Multilateralism and Institution-Building from Europe 
The Greatest Untapped Resource in Healthcare? Informing and Involving Patients in Decisions about Their Medical Care
12 Dec - 17 Dec, 2010
 New Rules for Global Finance: Which kinds of regulation are useful and which are counterproductive?

Faculty:
Michael Barry (Co-Chair)  
Angela Coulter (Co-Chair) - Director of Global Initiatives, the Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making, Boston, Massachusetts
Kate Clay - Program Director, Center for Shared Decision Making, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA
Jennifer Dixon - Director, The Nuffield Trust, London
Susan Edgman-Levitan - Executive Director, John D. Stoeckle Center for Primary Care Innovation, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
Glyn Elwyn - Research Professor, Clinical Epidemiology Interdisciplinary Research Group, Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Cardiff University, Cardiff
Gerd Gigerenzer - Director of the Centerfor Adaptive Behavior and Cognition, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin
Carol Mangione - Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, California
Ray Moynihan - Reporter, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australia
Albert Mulley - Founder, Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making and Director of the Dartmouth Center for Health Care Delivery Science; and Associate Professor of Medicine and Health Policy, Harvard Medical School
Gary Schwitzer - Publisher of HealthNewsReview.org, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Anne Stiggelbout - Professor of Medical Decision Making, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden
John Wennberg - Peggy Y. Thomson Professor (Chair), Evaluative Clinical Sciences; and Founder and Director Emeritus, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Hannover, New Hampshire

Abstract:
There are two different but complementary problems facing policy makers in various countries that are calling out for change. In developed countries, there is concern that healthcare delivery systems are becoming overdeveloped and overspecialized, and that downsizing would yield more effective and efficient use of resources. Meanwhile, developing countries seek to expand their health systems to meet the challenge of demographic change and the increasing burden of chronic disease. In all countries rising public expectations impose additional pressures on the sustainability of existing systems, pointing to a need to rethink priorities and spending plans.

It is critical that the well-being of patients remains at the center of healthcare. One essential part of ensuring that medical care best serves patients' interests is to make sure that patients themselves are routinely informed and engaged in decisions about their treatment and care. The science of evidence synthesis now makes it possible to provide patients with access to accurate, unbiased and balanced information in ways and to a degree that would previously have been impossible. This opens up the potential for new approaches in which patients are supported to play a key role as co-producers of health and managers of their own healthcare. Indeed consumers have been described as the greatest untapped resource in healthcare. Encouraging new evidence suggests that strengthening patient engagement could lead to more efficient and effective healthcare delivery.

Drawing on the growing body of research on the value of informing and involving patients and how to do it, this session will consider its implications for the quality, safety, effectiveness and efficiency of care, for professional training and regulation, for health literacy, for service design, and for patients themselves. These issues have not previously been presented and widely discussed in an international venue. The involvement of clinical leaders, policymakers, researchers and patient representatives from a wide range of countries will enable discussion and debate on the relevance of this approach to different healthcare systems and its potential to transform global healthcare.

This session is being organized in collaboration with FIMDM, the Foundation for Informed Decision Making, a non-profit organization in the United States leading changes to ensure that health care decisions are made with the active participation of fully informed patients, and with the support of the Wellcome Trust.

The Salzburg Global Seminar is grateful to BUPA and Health Dialog for their support of this session.

The session is also the second in a series of Salzburg policy forums on health and healthcare responding to the demographic, organizational, and financial challenges on the horizon for the coming generation. Among the outcomes will be a series of Salzburg papers on health and healthcare and a dedicated network of health and healthcare Fellows within the Salzburg Global Fellowship.

Click here to visit Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making

Limited scholarship funding may be available for those who are unable to pay the full fee (i.e. from developing countries or NGOs). Participants seeking scholarship assistance must submit an application for financial aid to our registration office.

Session Faculty

Ray Moynihan
 
Kate Clay

 

In collaboration with the Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making

 
 
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