Activate the next level of patient engagement

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There is evidence that patient activation is an effective way to measure the capacity of patients to manage their health and for providers to better tailor services to them. Helen Gilburt and Alf Collins explain how.

Engaging patients in taking a greater role in managing their health is a core element of current health and public health agendas.

But what does it mean to be engaged? How does engagement impact on health outcomes and can services intervene to improve engagement?

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