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Slide Presentation of the 2007 Annual Meeting of AHRQ

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Early lessons from our outreach efforts:

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  • Consumers have different needs
  • Need to work through trusted intermediaries
  • Importance of trustworthy sources
  • Learn more about how to communicate with consumers
  • Remember those without Internet access


Consumers have different needs (2 pager vs. long version), 20% Spanish downloads
Intermediaries. Doctors (effectiveness); pharmacists (cost); PBMs, health plans
Unbiased and trustworthy. Tell story of doctor: as doctor: minimize side effects; as health plan, minimize cost; as medical group—maximize revenue. Need to understand the players. Need to develop a system that can be trusted, that is transparent.
Communicate with consumers. Side effects? Safety? Cost? Low-literacy
Internet—not all. Magazine format. Educate at various levels.

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