Imagine that you have just been diagnosed with high cholesterol. You are asked to decide whether or not take a type of drug called a statin to lower your cholesterol. In order to help you decide, you are given information about the risk and benefits of taking statins.
It's 2009. You've been following the news about the H1N1 influenza as developments have unfolded throughout the year, and you feel some concern. You have been wondering about the risk of coming down with the H1N1 flu yourself and have been thinking about whether you should be vaccinated.
Dr. Susan Goold participated in a webinar that provided practical guidance for those interested in using deliberative methods for obtaining meaningful public input to inform their work, sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.