EFLM WEBINAR: Patient-focused laboratory medicine: how can we communicate directly with patients?
8 February 2022 at h. 18.00 CET (duration 1 h)
Speaker: Snezana Jovicic (SRB)
Moderator: Wytze Oosterhuis (NL)
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Together with the access to their personal health records, the patients are getting access to their laboratory test results. To better understand them they usually search the internet or consult various mobile apps, often finding unreliable, dubious or false information.
Specialists of Laboratory Medicine could assist in patients’ understanding of their condition by providing them personalized, understandable comments. Also, we may present numerate results in the way meaningful for patients (i.e. graphical presentation on numerical results in relation to thresholds for concerns and action). Through this direct communication we may also improve population awareness of laboratory medicine.