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Draft Toolkit for Making Decisions About Tests and Treatments: a Guide to Better Communication Between Health Consumers and Health Professionals

Closed on Monday, 8 August 2005, 12:00am (AEDT). Submissions are no longer being accepted.

The NHMRC is keen to ensure that the Australian community has the best opportunity to participate in developing NHMRC reports. This page lists the closed public consultations.

Submissions closed on Monday 8 August 2005

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has developed a draft toolkit: Making decisions about tests and treatments: a guide to better communication between health consumers and health professionals , to help consumers and clinicians to communicate more effectively about the risks, benefits and outcomes of tests and treatments. The overall aim is to help consumers make better decisions about their health care.

The toolkit includes evidence about the main principles of effective communication; with tools for health consumers and professionals to put the theory into practice, and is supported by three illustrative case studies (a test, a procedure and a medication).

You are invited to make a submission to the NHMRC about the draft toolkit. In order to ensure that the toolkit is as comprehensive, relevant and useful as possible, the NHMRC welcomes:

  • general comments about the format and content of the draft;
  • suggestions for specific changes and additions;
  • additional relevant websites for possible inclusion in the toolkit, and
  • suggestions for dissemination and implementation of the toolkit.
Consultation documents

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Consultation date

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Closing date: 
Monday, 8 August 2005 (All day)
Please note that for some NHMRC consultations no extensions will be given. Where extensions are available you will need to contact the project officer using the contact details at the bottom of this page. However, in order for NHMRC to extend the date of a submission you will need to have created an account and started a submission.
Contact for further information

National Health and Medical Research Council

GPO Box 1421



(02) 6217 9000

Public submissions

Page reviewed: 7 February, 2014