Academy of Finland  
Funding decision
Applicant / Contact person Kankaanpää, Eila
Organisation University of Eastern Finland
Project title Reliable knowledge for health care: process and practice of shared decision making
Decision No. 335288
Decision date 09.11.2020
Funding period 01.10.2020 - 30.09.2023
Funding 1 337 155
Project description
The project aims to produce information for shared decision-making and develop its practices, information literacy and patient involvement in healthcare. Economic information is integrated in clinical practice guidelines to support cost-effective care. The newer Choosing Wisely recommendations have compiled evidence of inappropriate interventions in health care. To support their implementation, tools are being developed to improve de-implementation of inappropriate practices in healthcare units and care decisions. We examine information literacy and interaction in care practice decisions between professionals and in individual patient care decisions. Patient participation is developed by producing a digital tool to Health Village based on the needs of patients and professionals. The service enables patients to communicate their preferences and experiences of care to professionals for shared decision-making.