Information therapy

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Information therapy is the use of information in order to meet patients' needs and assist them in making decisions regarding their health.

Studies show that this type of therapy can reduce the cost of healthcare by decreasing the use of healthcare resources, [1] and it can improve the knowledge and medical decision making abilities of patients.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mitchell, D. J. (1994). "Toward a definition of Information Therapy.". Proc Annu Symp Comput Appl Med Care: 71–75. PMC 2247874Freely accessible. PMID 7950018. 
  2. ^ Keene, Nikki; Chesser, Amy; Hart, Traci; Twumasi-Ankrah, Philip; Bradham, Douglas (January 2011). "Preliminary Benefits of Information Therapy". Journal of Primary Care & Community Health. 2 (1): 45–48. doi:10.1177/2150131910385005. Retrieved 19 May 2015.