In this project we investigate to what extent the use of outcome information can support patients with low back pain and caregivers in the process of Deciding Together.
In cooperation with the Maastricht University Medical Centre and Equalis Strategy & Modeling we will investigate whether the use of outcome information (patient reported outcome measures) can stimulate Deciding Together. To this end we are developing a patient platform where outcome information is fed back. In addition, an information package will be developed for doctors and patients with information about ‘shared decision making’ and possible treatment options. By evaluating the discussions between doctor and patient, we will gain insight into the promoting and hindering factors of shared decision-making with patients with back complaints and into the use of outcome information in daily care practice.
Researchers from the Vrije Universiteit, MUMC+ and Equalis are investigating together whether the use of outcome information can stimulate Deciding Together. This article explains the importance of the research.
Equalis Strategy & Marketing
Maastricht University Medical Centre
Dutch Back Pain Patients Association
Healthcare Institute of the Netherlands