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Monday, 13 February 2012

Don't forget the patients

Yes, but who are the doctors writing prescriptions and ordering tests for?  Patients. 

Patients have to run the gauntlet, trying multiple access points to find the right service; more often than we'd like to admit, the wrong solutions are found, exacerbating the underlying problem.

The first step in addressing our health care woes is to better understand patient motivations and how patients interact with the system.  That means, through overcoming the mental health stigma to determine and accommodate the root cause of patient behaviour.

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