This is a transcript of a Health Report programme which was aired in 2006. Patient advocates are supportive of the move to evidence based health care and explain how to ask your doctor or health professional for evidence about your proposed treatment.
The interview is with Professor Montori (Mayo Clinic) who is particularly interested in how knowledge is produced, distributed and taken up in medical practice, as well as the patients' role in their medical treatment.
Read about two of the pillars of EBP - assessing the evidence and integrating with patient values - see Dr Paul Neeskens' article published in the April 2007 issue of the Australian Prescriber. Dr Neeskens is a General Practitioner in Hervey Bay and teaches for the Rural Clinical Division.