Policy makers, health care providers, and the general public need valid information about the benefits and harmful effects of drugs and technologies to be able to make rational choices in their acquisition, distribution, and use.
Effective communication is important for quality choices of drugs and other technologies.
In effective communication, the choice of messages and media must correspond to the culture and beliefs of the target groups to make them comprehend and adopt the conclusions.
Messages must be presented on a regular basis.
Most regulatory agencies do not have enough resources to mount effective communication programs.
Private advertising agencies and other stake-holders have definite roles.
Valid knowledge must be the basis of dialogues to reduce emotional disputes among various benefit groups in society.
Mots-clés Pascal : Communication information, Information biomédicale, Mass media, Education santé, Technologie, Médicament, Utilisation, Rationalisation, Choix
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Information communication, Biomedical information, Mass media, Health education, Technology, Drug, Use, Rationalization, Choice
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0204364
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 11/09/1998.