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Including the voice of the patient in healthcare part 1: The patient’s voice at the point of care

Note: This is part 1 of a 2 part series on the voice of the patient.  In this post we will look at the patient’s voice at the point of care.  In the second part we will look at the

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An unbalanced, unfair system–a case study (N=1)

About six weeks ago, while in clinic, I developed pain in my stomach–specifically, in my right upper quadrant, just below the ribs.  I had experienced this a few times before, but this time it seemed more persistent than usual.  Following

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Do we operate under the assumption that help is not on the way?

Changing healthcare must be a highly complicated process or else it would have likely been changed by now. Right? Maybe we should do ourselves a favor and consider that the current system is broken, and it may be time to

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Unite!

If there is one thing that the recent events on Wall Street have taught us, it is that our voices are strongest when we use them together. How satisfied are we with our current healthcare system? How satisfied should we

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Your role in healthcare

What role should the individual have in their own health and healthcare? If we operate under the assumption that healthcare is not meeting our needs, then who is really to blame? It seems that there is often a balance between

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