Health information and decision aids by the Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG)
Date: 19 January 2023, 15:00 – 16:15 (Germany, CET)
The Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) provides health information for the general public via a bilingual website (gesundheitsinformation.de/informedhealth.
org). It also has developed a number of decision aids for screening and treatment decisions. Core elements of the process are a systematic literature search / evidence assessment, involvement of stakeholders and user testing of the drafts. Results of user testing show good acceptance. Usage of the website has been steadily growing. The decision aids are implemented in health care processes, for example as part of the organized cancer screening program in Germany.
Dennis Fechtelpeter works as a medical writer in the Health Information Department of IQWiG (Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care). He is a trained nurse and has
degrees in health communication and nursing science. IQWiG is a professionally independent, scientific institute that assesses the advantages and disadvantages of medical
procedures for decision-making bodies of the German health care system.
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