Criteria for change : the history and impact of consensus development conferences in the UK Public Deposited

  • 1857170040
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  • London
  • King's Fund Centre
Publication date
  • 1991
  • 67
  • Consensus conferences are an increasingly accepted means of synthesising available information and of producing a widely agreed view of the value of medical techniques and advances. In the United Kingdom the King's Fund initiated their use, and developed them beyond their original purely professional focus by holding meetings in public, with a substantially lay element in the audience and a non-specialist majority on the panel. This book describes this development and identifies the advantages and disadvantages of the approach, with the lessons learnt. The subjects addressed by the conferences are wide ranging, and all eight statements produced by the King's Fund are reproduced in the appendix: 1) Coronary artery bypass surgery; 2) Treatment of primary breast cancer; 3) The need for asylum in society for people with mental health problems; 4) Screening for fetal and genetic abnormality; 5) The treatment of stroke; 6) Intensive care in the United Kingdom; 7) Blood cholesterol measurement in the prevention of coronary heart disease; 8) Cancer of the colon and rectum.
  • Pagination: 67p.
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