INFORMATION PRESCRIPTION: A NEW RESOURCE AND RESPONSIBILITY
This type of information prescription process is unprecedented in the spinecare field. The ISA is recognized for its significant contribution to the educational process in spinecare. The information prescription forms are accessible on the website of the International Spine Association and on the website of the American Academy of Spine Physicians. All spinecare professionals, as well as other healthcare providers, are encouraged to use this unique resource. Healthcare providers have an obligation to expand the informed consent process and to direct their patients to information which they can use to make good decisions and to access appropriate care. The use of the information prescription forms enhances access to care. The resource supports the patients right to be adequately informed in a personalized manner. This educational process will help shape the future of spinecare and will facilitate the knowledge of innovations.