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G-I-N Conference 2012

Guidelines International Network

22.08 - 25.08.2012, Berlin

Evidence about consumer-oriented interventions for improving use of medicines: implications for guideline development

Meeting Abstract

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  • S. Hill - La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia

Guidelines International Network. G-I-N Conference 2012. Berlin, 22.-25.08.2012. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2012. DocPL06

doi: 10.3205/12gin007, urn:nbn:de:0183-12gin0077

Veröffentlicht: 10. Juli 2012

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A Cochrane systematic overview asked the question: what do systematic reviews have to say about the effects of interventions relevant to healthcare consumers about quality use of medicines? [1] The overview – after looking across reviews, a wide range of interventions and populations – identified effective, promising and ineffective interventions.

What is distinctive about this body of evidence? How will interventions which aid the effective and efficient implementation of quality use of medicines be integrated into guidelines? How can we promote active and informed consumers in both clinical and social domains?

This presentation will outline the key characteristics of interventions to improve health and treatment experiences. It will examine barriers to incorporating this evidence into clinical practice guidelines and raise some questions for further research and discussion.


Ryan R, Santesso N, Hill S, Lowe D, Kaufman C, Grimshaw J. Consumer-oriented interventions for evidence-based prescribing and medicines use: an overview of systematic reviews. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2011;(5):CD007768. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007768.pub2 Externer Link