Unbranded Patient APS
When patients are discharged from the hospital and then continue with their family physician, there is sometimes a gap in disease management. Are we able to develop an unbranded disease state APS (e.g., a handout) that would be given to the patient by an HCP in the hospital setting for use with discussion with their family physician? Content would be developed based on statistics (patient association websites) and Canadian Guidelines. Are we able to cite and include Guideline recommendations regarding target levels within the patient handout?
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Yes, a compliant unbranded disease information pieces/tool could be created to be provided to patients by healthcare professionals. Patient information should be supported by consensus groups and authoritative sources. Guidelines are considered an acceptable source for disease targets in an unbranded patient piece.