The IDSA is Revising Their Lyme Guidelines! Take This Confidential Survey to Get Your Voice Heard

From: LymePolicyWonk

Speak Up Now! The IDSA Is Revising Its Lyme Guidelines And Patient Viewpoints Matter

The treatment guidelines of Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) are more than 5 years old. That means they will be taken off the National Guidelines Clearinghouse in January. It also means that the IDSA is now revising those guidelines. According to the Institute of Medicine, guideline developers must consider patient values and preferences to be considered trustworthy. Our last survey found that 80% of patients would not choose to be treated under the IDSA guidelines. So patient trust in IDSA Lyme treatment guidelines a big issue. But when was the last time the IDSA asked you what you valued or what you preferred in the treatment of Lyme disease? The answer is: NEVER. It’s time we do something about that. We are conducting a survey to find out what you think is important about treatment options, choices, risks and benefits. Our last survey drew over 4,000 responses. Let’s do it again and remind the IDSA that patient values are central to treatment guidelines!

To participate in this survey, click here.

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3 comments for “The IDSA is Revising Their Lyme Guidelines! Take This Confidential Survey to Get Your Voice Heard

  1. Shelley
    October 12, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    How many have participated in the survey so far?

    • Danielle
      October 12, 2011 at 9:10 pm

      Hi Shelley,
      Over 2,000 people have taken the survey so far!

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