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Let Patients Help! Paperback – March 20, 2013
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This is a book that gives us all confidence for that moment when we will find outselves dependent on the health care system: how to be an effective advocate for ourselves and our families, and have the confidence to ask the right questions and insist on the right care. It's also a gentle wake-up call for health care providers on thinking differently about the role of their patients. For instance: why not let patients write in their own charts? Or what about thinking differently about the patient behaviors that traditionally annoy physicians. For instance, many physicians are irritated when patients go online and bring them reams of research their condition. Dave proposes they think differently about this research, and treat it like an asset to their practice. Since a physician could read journals 24 hours a day and still not be able to keep up with the research in their field, patients can be enormously as helpful when they do research for themselves (hence the book title). He also urges the health care industry to see the value in patient vigilance about safety, costs of care, treatment decisions, setting research priorities, and other important activities.
Dave is an internet superstar, and he's used to writing compact lines that are unforgettable. That's basically a description of this whole book.It's short and sweet, with a very powerful message.
"Patient is not a third person word," he states to audiences of health care professionals, "Whether it's you yourself, your child, your spouse, your mother--your time will come, when you're the one in the hospital bed, or you're the one at the bedside, holding someone's hand and silently thinking, 'Dear God, I hope she makes it.'"