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Why Information Matters

This event is part of the Quality Use of CareSearch Project1

Information for ConsumersPatients

Those involved in caring such as carers, friends, families

Members of the community such as neighbours, friends or work colleagues

2When someone is ill it is important that they have information about what is happening

Why Information MattersBoth patients and families need information at different times throughout their journey

Good quality information can help with decision making

Informed choices are better choices

3Different people have different needs for information at different times (ie, one size doesnt fit all)To make the best decision you can, it is important to have all the information relevant to your situation

Why Information MattersOnline resources are increasingly being used by both clinicians and consumersto find informationto disseminate information & evidence

We need to be ready for this

4Many people are turning to the computer to answer questions, to confirm things they have been told, to find information for themselves or for othersThese people may be making important decision based on what they find

Why Information MattersGooglePalliative care = 15.4 million results498,000 pages from AustraliaWhat will you find?Of what quality?

5If looking for information on palliative care in google you will get many millions of resultsHow do you know which ones can be trusted to provide good quality information ?Anyone can set up a website and put information up there it could be incorrect

Why information mattersPlay safe: CareSearch provides a resource for trustworthy and current information

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All materials on the website are developed and peer reviewed by Australian health professionals to ensure:that they relate to palliative carethat they are trustworthy and reflect the best available evidencethat where possible the evidence relates to rigorous research work.

Quality Processes

7CareSearch quality processes are built into every process and evident in every page.All content pages are reviewed informally and formally, as well as being written for the target audience (eg, readability scores)All pages where possible are based on research evidence

8This is what most see as the CareSearch project. This is its public face - the CareSearch websiteThere are nine blue buttons which represent the main entry points for different groups and different information needs. By clicking on one of the nine blue icons the user goes to a major set of pages and resources

Why Information MattersInformation for consumers can be found within the website

There are pages that look at the importance of information, and about finding out more

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10To find these resources go to the For patients and Families section

11Go into About palliative care

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Finding out MoreThe following pages provide information on how consumers can be more informed

It includes facts on how to judge the quality of information and how to use it in decision making

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19This is a list of reputable websites where you can go to find further inforamtion

20This information helps you to judge whether information is trustworthy

21This page looks at using informaiton

22HONCODE and HealthInsite are two symbols that are awarded to health websites that have quality processes in placeThese are a sign of quality, trustworthy information.HONCODE is international and HealthInsite is Australian

Why Information MattersPlay safe: CareSearch provides a resource for trustworthy and current information

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CareSearch would like to thank the many people who contribute their time and expertise to the project including members of the National Advisory Group and the Knowledge Network Management Group.CareSearch is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing as part of the National Palliative Care Program.www.caresearch.com.au

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