Survey: Patients Welcome Active Role in Care
American healthcare consumers are buying into the notion that they must take an active role in their healthcare, according to a recent survey by Wolters Kluwer Health, part of Wolters Kluwer, a global information services company.
The survey found 80 percent of healthcare consumers believe the trend of individuals taking a more active role in their own care is positive for Americans. Further, the consumers feel ready to do so: 76 percent reported they have the necessary tools and information to take on that role.
This information comes at a time when many hospitals and health systems are moving toward population health management as part of accountable care programs, which require patients to take control of and play an active role in their health, especially preventive care services.
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