As individuals, we are all responsible for our own health and safety, but this becomes complicated when dealing with chronic illness, or the need for surgical intervention. Both surgical and medical treatments have their own advantages, but can only be so effective on their own. Creating individual health strategies help to identify actionable items, both on the part of healthcare practitioners, as well as patients, in order to create the best outcome when managing health.
By working with healthcare professionals, it is possible to create a treatment plan that combines the necessary clinical and surgical techniques, as well as increases patient activation and engagement. By assessing the level of involvement that each individual wants to take in their healthcare journey, it is possible to create catered patient health care plans, designed for the best overall results.
Travel Tourism & Patient Engagement
Throughout Canada, public service health care programs have been known to leave a large patient population waiting over long periods. This delayed approach to treatment has a negative impact on overall quality of life and shows a worsening of conditions. Travel tourism can help to expedite processes, particularly surgical ones. While it is possible to seek out high quality medical treatments abroad, every medical procedure requires a level of patient care after the fact.
Patient engagement strategies work toward creating a catered plan that accounts for the desired level of involvement, as well as any potential physical limitations, and how to conquer them in order to achieve the best possible result. By speaking to a specialist before and after treatments, patients receive the best care according to their means (including discussing eligible expenses and where health and dental insurance offers coverage), their standard service health care plan, as well as patient activation and engagement.
Patient Activation: For the best possible results, patient education is very important. This metric allows health care providers to get a sense of a patient’s understanding, and willingness to participate in medical discussions, whether it is a personal or shared decision. If an individual is very involved in treatment and care practices, it is possible to strive for a committed approach to their own health. This is different from following orders, but is taking an active role in their own health.
Patient Engagement: This term is widespread and includes patient activation, but also refers to level of physical participation and initiatives, such as doing necessary exercises. For example, a patient who is not inclined to exercise, will likely require longer periods of physiotherapy as part of their aftercare. When managing chronic disease, such as arthritis, it is important to keep mobile. Having an idea of how involved someone will be in a treatment plan can help to get the best possible results.
Creating a catered approach to patient health strategies can help to reduce recovery time, but it can also help to manage costs associated with prolonged medical needs. Everything from strain on the government health care system, to personal costs associated with prescription drugs and specialized treatments.
The Benefits of Expert Health Strategies
A catered health strategy, put together by medical experts can help to aid in increased patient satisfaction. A better understanding of a diagnosis, as well as the cause and nature of an illness can help to build a treatment and recovery plan that works. Patient engagement and access to healthcare professionals can help patients to understand their medications, as well the side effects and impacts of a surgical approach. Opt for simpler plans based on engagement levels, or more advanced treatments for those activated patients.