This articles sets out how shared decision making can reduce unwarranted variation and lead to care that's more responsive to patient preferences.
This guide sets out the importance of supporting people with asthma to self manage and includes specific guidance for commissioners and those developing services on how this can be done.
The Compendium is aimed at commissioners as well as health and social care professionals to provide the evidence for improving care and outcomes for people with long term conditions.
In this paper Al Mulley and colleagues argue that failure to diagnose patients’ preferences for their care amounts to misdiagnosis, with implications for service usage and patient satisfaction. The paper sets out some approaches to addressing this.
Demonstrating quality of life and cost benefits: the impact of self management on five patients living with Chronic Pain
This case study briefly summarises the quality of life improvements, changes in medication and interventions for 5 patients involved in Calderdale and Huddersfield’s Co-creating Health programme, and potential associated savings.
This paper considers the research evidence for a range of interventions to avoid emergency or unplanned hospital admissions. Its findings from the research literature include that patient self-management seems to be beneficial.