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- January 01, 2013

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This guide focuses on actively engaging health care users to improve outcomes and reduce health care costs. This report introduces a continuum for engagement from information sharing to partnerships and recommends entry points for user engagement occurring at different levels of the health care system. Aimed to help hospitals and health care systems become more “activist” in their orientation and move “upstream”—that is, to do more to engage patients and intervene earlier in the disease states.

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