Treating Patient as Partner

In our annual Industry Survey, leaders cite patient noncompliance and lack of responsibility as the fifth-greatest driver of healthcare costs at their organizations. Naturally, labor costs, government mandates, and clinical technology top the list, but a quarter of respondents pointed to patients as among the top three cost drivers, ahead of health plan overhead, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and malpractice litigation. What do healthcare leaders need to do to effectively engage patients and get them to become responsible healthcare partners?

1 comments on "Treating Patient as Partner"
Vince Crilly (10/19/2011 at 5:06 PM)

Dear Staff Member, I'm a "Health Care Advocate" doing "pro-bono" community work to "help" educate members of my senior population on how to "Become Partners" in Health Care Delivery. I'm trying to get a "copy" of the lead article, "Engaging The Patient", dated Oct 13th by Joe Cantlupe in your magazine. My "printer" has failed, so I'm in need of a "hard" copy. Is there anything you can do for me? With much gratitude, Sincerely, Vince Crilly 7777 Bodega Ave, Apt D-5 Sebastopol, CA. 95472 (707) 829-5009


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