Help Patients Benefit from a Successful Recovery
Patient involvement in healthcare decision-making may lead to improved health outcomes and enhanced quality of life, as well as delivery of appropriate and cost-effective services.1 When treating individuals with chronic pain, it’s especially important to build a framework for collaborative, educational, patient centered care.
In the article Teaming with Your Patient to Develop a Treatment Plan that Works for Them, Jay Hurh, MD discusses why collaborative care helps improve health outcomes with better patient understanding and education by:
- Enabling patients as active participants in their own care
- Helping patients understand which options remain viable
- Potentially generating higher patient satisfaction scores
1. Patient Involvement in Health Care Decision Making: A Review. Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3964421/.</p