13. Health information and the active participation of users

The aim of the study was to find out to what extent the information that patients and their relatives or friends receive, relating to the particular pathology they are suffering from, or the chances they have to play an active role in the taking of necessary decisions involved in the treatment of their disease, are satisfactory or not. The process undertaken in the interview stages and in the conclusions deduced were presented by the authors to a group of experts who amply debated.