Study Identifies Patient-driven Factors in CI Uptake

What drives eligible adult patients to get a cochlear implant (CI), and what prevents others from choosing the same?

A recent Australian study explored the perspectives of various stakeholders in the patient journey tomap the specific drivers and barriers in patients’ decision-making on cochlear implantation. The resulting concept map shows that CI uptake decisions are heavily influenced by patient-related factors more than external ones, and that individualized care is pivotal in influencing clients’ decisions.

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