Share of Cost, What The Evidence Shows About Patient Activation

Saturday, Aug. 3rd 2013 1:30 PM

Patient engagement is an increasingly important component of strategies to reform health care.  There is a growing body of evidence showing that patients who are more activated have better health outcomes and care experiences, but there is limited evidence to date about the impact on costs. Emerging evidence indicates that interventions that tailor support to the individual’s level of activation, and that build skills and confidence, are effective in increasing patient activation. Furthermore, patients who start at the lowest activation levels tend to increase the most.

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