Kenneth Bertka, MD, recently authored an article about the importance of patient engagement in the success of health care reform. In his article Patient Engagement's Critical Role in Post-Reform Success: 6 Steps to Improve Patient Centeredness, Dr. Bertka says that "[p]atient engagement...is more than a nice thing to do. Engaged patients are more likely to comply with their treatment and prevention plans, which results in higher quality care, fewer medical errors and lower cost."
Read Dr. Bertka's article here.
Source: Becker's Hospital Review