Patients charting the course : citizen engagement and the learning health system : workshop summary

"As past, current, or future patients, the public should be the health care system's unwavering focus and serve as change agents in its care. Taking this into account, the quality of health care should be judged not only by whether clinical decisions are informed by the best available scie...

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Main Author: Olsen, LeighAnne
Corporate Author: Institute of Medicine (U.S.) Roundtable on Value & Science-Driven Health Care
Other Authors: Saunders, Robert Samuel, McGinnis, J. Michael
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Washington, D.C. National Academies Press c2011, 2011
Series:Learning health system series
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Collection: National Center for Biotechnology Information - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:"As past, current, or future patients, the public should be the health care system's unwavering focus and serve as change agents in its care. Taking this into account, the quality of health care should be judged not only by whether clinical decisions are informed by the best available scientific evidence, but also by whether care is tailored to a patient's individual needs and perspectives. However, too often it is provider preference and convenience, rather than those of the patient, that drive what care is delivered. As part of its Learning Health System series of workshops, the Roundtable on Value & Science-Driven Health Care hosted a workshop to assess the prospects for improving health and lowering costs by advancing patient involvement in the elements of a learning health system"--Publisher's description
Physical Description:xxv, 310 p. ill. 23 cm
ISBN:9780309149938
0309149932