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expert patient

A popular term for a UK patient with a chronic disease whose knowledge and experience about it empowers him/her to play a part in its management, and whose advice the NHS may seek to improve various processes in managing that particular disease.
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Delivering on recommendations on informed patient consent is essential so that all cancer patients have the same high level of informed involvement in decision making about their care.
While nursing had a lot of data, this needed to be translated into meaningful information, to work alongside this informed patient, she said.
A better informed patient will be more compliant, have fewer and better-quality questions, and, ultimately, have a better outcome, says Peter G.
"With the retention of the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments, the Journey Deuce knee system addresses an unmet need in the market for the active, informed patient who may be concerned about potential reduced knee function and mobility with a total knee," said Joseph DeVivo, president of Smith & Nephew Orthopaedic Reconstruction, adding that the new knee system "provides a bone-conserving alternative to a total knee replacement, while allowing for earlier intervention and preserving all future surgery options for patients, including a total knee replacement."
Bupa managing director Clare Hollingsworth said: "We are committed to informed patient choice and we are delighted to be the standard bearer for the independent sector by publishing this data.
"BUPA Hospitals is committed to informed patient choice and we're delighted to be the standard bearer for the independent sector by publishing this data," said Jeff Collyer, operations manager for BUPA Hospital Washington.
Teaching readers on how to keep medical records and a medical diary as well as their importance in making good medical decisions, what to expect from a doctor visit to ensure valid and appropriate medical attention, information about medical tests and specialists, and even what to look for and/or require in a managed healthcare plan, Patient Handbook To Medical Care acts for properly aiding in becoming an informed patient. Patient Handbook To Medical Care is very highly recommended to everyone searching for an accessible, jargon free format with which to analyze their own health records and retain a positive doctor-patient relationship.
But evidence bears out that a clearly informed patient can carry hope better and may even respond better to therapies than one who suspects that accurate information is being obscured.
In considering abortion, doctors examine the best data available, consider the patient's specific medical circumstances and, in consultation with the fully informed patient, decide on the best procedure.
Auditors found "serious" deficiencies -- such as failure to obtain informed patient consent -- in 12 percent of audits prior to 1985 but in only 7 percent since that date, the researchers report.
An informed patient should be granted "cesarean on demand"
Clare Hollingsworth, managing director of BUPA Hospitals, said: "BUPA Hospitals is committed to informed patient choice and we're delighted to be the standard bearer for the independent sector by publishing this data.