Researchers looked at patients’ decision-making when they were hearing a very strong physician recommendation versus when they were solely responsible for a medical decision. The patients were more risk-avoiding than the physicians.
The Society for Participatory Medicine is starting a journal focused on shared decision making and other aspects of patient engagement in their medical care.
Brookings forsees a health system which is organized around consumers’ management of their own care, with extensive use of mobile and telehealth technologies, and reimbursement and incentives to encourage widespread adoption of this consumer-centered approach.
New research reveals complex aspects of patients’ decision-making, depending on how information is presented.
Research and experience continues to confirm the value, in both cost savings and patient satisfaction, of extensive patient involvement in important health decisions.
A new study provides more evidence on the effects of high deductible health coverage.
Any health reform needs to ensure that there are adequate incentives to motivate individuals to take responsibility for lifestyle decisions that affect health.
An actuaries organization gives a favorable reading to consumer-directed health plan results.