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shared decision makingThe active involvement of patients and carers and significant others in the UK in choosing management options—e.g., eliciting utilities and preferences by discussion, through interactive CDs, etc.
Shared decision programmes may improve healthcare services, as patients
• Better understand the types of procedures available and chances of success;
• Are more confident in their choice, reducing the likelihood of a lawsuit; and
• Often choose less invasive (i.e., less expensive) procedures.
participationManaged care An agreement between Medicare and health care providers–ie, hospitals, physicians, to 'accept assignment'–ie, Medicare's fees, as payment in full, for any health care services rendered; also, acceptance of an insurance or health plan's established fee as the maximum amount collectable for services rendered. See Participating provider.
Patient discussion about participation
Q. i am diagnosed as bipolar ii and my doctor told me that i will not be able to participate in any activities. I am a son of a single parent. My father left my mom when I was 14. My mom worked hard and brought up me and my younger sister. For the past one year I forced my mom to stop going for job then I became the bread winner of my family. But recently I am diagnosed as bipolar II and my doctor told me that I will not be able to participate in any activities to prepare for work for more than six months, am I eligible for social security to take care of my family who is depending on me. I don’t want my mom to go for job again after she is used to be at home. Kindly be in my shoes and guide me please.
Q. Regular participation in aerobic exercise lowers an individual's risk of developing cancer? I am a regular participant of aerobic, so the regular participation in aerobic exercise lowers an individual's risk of developing cancer?
Q. when i do sport i feel kind of a weakness all over my knees and i get really tired moving forward .. is there any medical explanation for this ?