As we began to develop the agenda for the day, we learned there is no shortage of Canadians—both within and outside the health system—with much to say on the matter. [...] Jack Kitts Chair, Health Council of Canada 6. Health Council of Canada A commentary on patient engagement On the surface, engaging patients in their own health seems In September 2011, the Health Council of Canada published really quite obvious: health care providers, patients, and their How Engaged are Canadians in their Primary Health Care: families should work together as a team. [...] Engaging patients is better not only for the patients forget that the best quality care and the best outcomes for the themselves, but also for providers and the system as a whole. [...] That said, patients need to be prepared to walk through that For patients to make a meaningful contribution to their care and to door and make the necessary time commitment. [...] British Columbia’s OUR PURPOSE FOR REPORTING ON THESE PRACTICES IS TO INFORM CANADIANS AND TO Patients as Partners SHARE INNOVATIVE HEALTH CARE POLICIES, PROGRAMS, AND SERVICES SO THAT SIMILAR The Health Council of Canada’s symposium included PRACTICES CAN BE ADOPTED ELSEWHERE IN presentations of a number of approaches to patient CANADA.
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