Patient Engagement.

Affiliation

Marshfield Clinic Health System, Marshfield Clinic, Suite 1J2, 1000 North Oak Avenue, Marshfield, WI 54449, USA. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

As the health system shifts toward population health approach, there is increasing attention to decreasing costs and improving quality. Measuring and improving patient engagement will become a requisite core competency for health systems and care providers. Approximately 70% of deaths and 40% of costs are attributable to a few chronic diseases, which are largely modifiable by practices such as smoking cessation, healthy eating, and exercise, each of which requires patients to play an active role in owning their health. Caregivers and the health system can support patient engagement, making it more likely that patients will take ownership for their health.

Keywords

Compassion,Patient activation,Patient engagement,Trust,

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