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Patient engagement: four case studies that highlight the potential for improved health outcomes and reduced costs

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Title: Patient engagement: four case studies that highlight the potential for improved health outcomes and reduced costs
Authors: Laurance, J
Henderson, S
Howitt, PJ
Matar, M
Al Kuwari, H
Edgman-Levitan, S
Darzi, A
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: The energy of patients and members of the public worldwide who care about improving health is a huge, but still largely unrecognized and untapped, resource. The aim of patient engagement is to shift the clinical paradigm from determining “what is the matter?” to discovering “what matters to you?” This article presents four case studies from around the world that highlight the proven and potential abilities of increased patient engagement to improve health outcomes and reduce costs, while extending the reach of treatment and diagnostic programs into the community. The cases are an online mental health community in the United Kingdom, a genetic screening program in the United Arab Emirates, a World Health Organization checklist for new mothers, and a hospital-based patient engagement initiative in the United States. Evidence from these and similar endeavors suggests that closer collaboration on the part of patients, families, health care providers, health care systems, and policy makers at multiple levels could help diverse nations provide more effective and population-appropriate health care with fewer resources.
Issue Date: 1-Sep-2014
Date of Acceptance: 1-Sep-2014
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/60409
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1377/hlthaff.2014.0375
ISSN: 0278-2715
Publisher: Project HOPE
Start Page: 1627
End Page: 1634
Journal / Book Title: Health Affairs
Volume: 33
Issue: 9
Copyright Statement: ©2014 Project HOPE — The People-to-People Health Foundation, Inc.
Sponsor/Funder: National Institute for Health Research
Funder's Grant Number: NF-SI-0510-10186
Keywords: Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Health Care Sciences & Services
Health Policy & Services
SAFETY
Empowering Patients
Global Health
Health Policy
Patient Engagement
Boston
Checklist
Consanguinity
Cost Control
Female
Genetic Testing
Humans
India
Infant
Infant Mortality
Infant, Newborn
Male
Maternal Mortality
Maternal-Child Health Services
Mental Disorders
Online Systems
Patient Participation
Patient-Centered Care
Quality Improvement
Social Support
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
1117 Public Health And Health Services
1402 Applied Economics
Publication Status: Published
Online Publication Date: 2014-09-01
Appears in Collections:Division of Surgery
Faculty of Medicine



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