Assessing the Role of Patient Self-Management in Improving Health Care Delivery


With recent studies showing that patients who are more involved in their care have better heath outcomes and use less costly services, there is a growing recognition that clinicians need to engage their patients more in the care process. This project will identify specific behaviors of clinicians that are linked to higher levels of patient engagement, improved health outcomes, and more-efficient physician practices. Focusing on practices affiliated with Fairview Health Systems in Minnesota, the research team will compare data on health care utilization and outcomes with data obtained from the Clinician Support for Patient Activation Measure, which assesses how well doctors and nurses impart their patients with the knowledge, skills, and confidence necessary for care self-management. Project findings will inform strategies to improve the quality and efficiency of clinical practice.

Grant Details

Grantee Organization:
University of Oregon
Principal Investigator:
Judith Hibbard, Dr.P.H.
Award Amount:
Approval Date:
November 10, 2009
Related Topics
Health Care Delivery

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