The Crucial Need for Holistic and Localized Care
Updated: May 25
The health care industry’s shift from “sick care” to “well care” will reach its tipping point – no longer presenting itself as the industry ideal, but the norm. We learned that health care providers involved in outcomes-based care are more likely to understand what their patients want and need from their primary care physician. We also learned that physicians believe “well care” has a high impact on areas that patients ranked most valuable – including understanding test results and treatment plans, taking time to explain reasons for things like prescribing a drug or specialist referrals and having enough time to understand patient health habits and goals.