Treatment Recommendation Actions, Contingencies, and Responses: An introduction

Tanya Stivers, Rebecca Barnes

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In the era of patient participation in health care decision making, we know surprisingly little about the ways in which treatment recommendations are made, the contexts that shape their formulation, and the consequences of these formulations. In this article, we introduce a systematic collective investigation of how recommendations for medications are responded to and made in primary versus secondary care, in the US versus the UK, and in contexts where the medication was over the counter versus by prescription. This article provides an overview of the coding system that was used in this project including describing what constitutes a recommendation, the primary action types clinicians use for recommendations, and the types of responses provided by patients to recommendations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1331-1334
Number of pages4
JournalHealth Communication
Issue number11
Early online date21 Aug 2017
Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2018

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