Finding a way to ask doctors tough questions
Wall Street Journal, March 4, 2009
Despite efforts by advocacy groups and others to empower patients, challenging a doctor or nurse on whether they are correctly doing their jobs remains intimidating for many consumers. But a growing number of institutions are taking steps to help. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's new Aligning Forces for Quality program is providing $300 million in grants for community programs designed to get consumers to take an active role in their own care.