Participatory medicine model may lead to better outcomes:

01/20/2010 | American Medical News (subscription required)

Physicians are finding the best outcomes may come from participatory medicine, in which patients have an active role in their health care decisions. Supporters say the model increases patient satisfaction, saves time and money, improves care, and could reduce liability risks for physicians. Technology, such as home monitoring devices and patient portals, have made patient-provider communication more convenient and productive.

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