Patients have growing influence in medical care

03/23/2011 | Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

Participatory medicine, in which patients play a bigger role in their care, medical research and the health industry in general, will have a big effect on providers, experts told the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council. Patients are inspired by the growth of personalized medicine and are using social media as well as gated online discussions to organize and share information and personal experiences.

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