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Out-of-Network Provider Billed as In-Network: My Appeal Process

An empowered patient shares his “out-of-network nightmare” of being wrongfully denied insurance coverage, and how his perseverance in challenging the injustice paid off.

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Shared Decision Making at the General Internal Medicine Outpatient Clinic of the Philippine General Hospital: Patient’s Perspective

The authors developed and used a Filipino version of the 9-Item Shared Decision Making Questionnaire (SDM Q-9) to gauge patients’ impressions of how effectively their physicians practiced shared decision making in their clinical encounters at the Philippine General Hospital. Patients agreed that shared decision making was being used, but they identified areas where implementation could be strengthened.

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Person-Centered Approach to Control Preferences in Psychiatric Outpatients

Ethnicity and Doctor-Patient Communication: An Exploratory Study of University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Nigeria

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Out-of-Network Provider Billed as In-Network: My Appeal Process

An empowered patient shares his “out-of-network nightmare” of being wrongfully denied insurance coverage, and how his perseverance in challenging the injustice paid off.

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Collaboration and Information: Conquering My Uterus

Patient Engagement: A Skill Cultivated Through Deliberate Practice? How the Evolution of Lean May Reveal a New Frontier in Person- and Family-Centered Care

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Alternative Sources of Health Care On Every Corner and in Cyberspace

Faced with a shortage of primary care doctors, patients are finding alternative options — both in-person and online — for basic, sudden, non- emergency and routine medical needs.

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Considering the Evidence: Experience vs. Experiment

Improved Lifestyle is the Pathway to Health

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Just Text Me: Using SMS Technology for Collaborative Patient Mood Charting

Mood 24/7 is an innovation in traditional mood charting that uses text-messaging technology and may increase patient engagement and accuracy in reporting mood symptoms.

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Implementing an Interoperable Personal Health Record in Pediatrics: Lessons Learned at an Academic Children’s Hospital

Innovations in Participatory Medicine: The Advent of Do-It-Yourself Blood Glucose Monitoring

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International Workshop on Infrastructures for Health Care: Patient-Centered Care and Patient Generated Data

Technology is allowing more and more patients to become health data “prosumers” (producers and consumers), potentially promoting richer, more participatory forms of patient-doctor relations. But certain challenges must be overcome before patient-generated data sharing can become a part of everyday clinical work.

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Book Review: The Girl on the 6th Floor

Book Review: A Cure for Asthma? What Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You — And Why

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