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Tag: Patient Behavior

Changing Patient Behavior: Identifying and Addressing Barriers | Man Breaking Cigarette in Half

Changing Patient Behavior: Identifying and Addressing Barriers

When treating certain health conditions, physicians are faced with the challenge of motivating patients to change their behaviors. Successful management of lifestyle diseases, such as obesity, heart disease, and Type 2 diabetes, hinges on a patient’s willingness and ability to alter their day-to-day actions, including diet, exercise, smoking, and drinking—but what happens when there are barriers...

Health Disparities, Health Literacy, Patient Behavior, Patient Centered Care, Patient Compliance, Patient Engagement, Social Determinants

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Reducing Hospital Readmissions: 5 Strategies | Nurse Helping Patient Out of Bed

Reducing Hospital Readmissions: 5 Strategies

One key measure of hospital care quality is the facility’s readmission rates, or the percentage of patients who experience unplanned readmission after a previous stay. Readmissions are expensive—more than $14,000 per readmission in costs to the hospital, on average, according to the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project. Even though hospitals may end up making a net profit from a patient’s...

Care Guidance, Health Disparities, Health Literacy, HRRP, Nursing, Patient Behavior, Patient Compliance, Patient Engagement, Patient Navigation, Readmissions, Social Determinants

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