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Effective Patient Education Methods

NOMINATED TOPIC | November 22, 2021

1. What is the decision or change you are facing or struggling with where a summary of the evidence would be helpful? 

Most of the patient education provided by the nominator’s organization is in written form and the nominator wants to know if there is more up-to-date evidence about how patients prefer to learn.

2. Why are you struggling with this issue?

From direct experience with patients, the nominator has noticed that even though patients were provided with patient education materials, they struggled to implement the recommendations at home.

3. What do you want to see changed? How will you know that your issue is improving or has been addressed? 

The nominator would like evidence on how best to assess how patients learn best, how to meet that need, and then how to evaluate after the fact to see if learning was actually achieved so that patients can successfully care for their health condition at home. 

4. When do you need the evidence report?

No limitations on report development timeline.

5. What will you do with the evidence report? 

An evidence report would inform practice in a large healthcare system.

(Optional) About You

What is your role or perspective? Executive

If you are you making a suggestion on behalf of an organization, please state the name of the organization: Intermountain Healthcare

May we contact you if we have questions about your nomination? Yes

Page last reviewed November 2021
Page originally created November 2021

Internet Citation: Effective Patient Education Methods. Content last reviewed November 2021. Effective Health Care Program, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.
https://effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/get-involved/nominated-topics/education-methods

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