Factors Influencing Patients’ Receptiveness to Evidence-Based Recommendations During the Clinical Encounter
Publisher: Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research, vol. 6, no. 4 (subscription required)
Jun 01, 2017
This article summarizes findings from eight focus groups that were conducted to better understand the factors that influence patients’ decisions at the point of care. We focused on elements that might promote or interfere with a patient’s acceptance of an evidence-based recommendation. A patient’s relationship with a physician emerged as the strongest influence on whether participants would accept or reject a physician’s recommendation. Various patient characteristics and a patient’s financial capacity were also important influences. These findings point to the potential for interventions that improve communications and relationships between physicians and patients to promote evidence-based care.
You may also like...
Evaluation of Initiatives to Improve Adult Outcomes and Employment Opportunities for Young Recipients of Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
The Effects of a Primary Care Transformation Initiative on Primary Care Physician Burnout and Workplace Experience