Educated patients have better outcomes
and consume fewer resources
Education is most effective when it is begins
early — before someone suffering becomes a patient.
For example, broad based educational
programs about the dangers of smoking
cigarettes have had dramatic beneficial effects
on mortality and morbidity. Health Outcomes Group has
worked with patients and the general population
in understanding the individual's perspective
about a variety of health problems.
We understand the stigma that individuals feel,
the real barriers that these perceptions create
in preventing people from seeking care.
Despite the abundance of information available
on the internet, it is not in a format and language that the
average person can understand and act upon.
It is critical that the public is educated and
that information is communicated with
sensitivity that respects each individual with their
unique needs, preferences and values.
through Information and Education that is Targeted
to Specific Audiences