What should health care look like?
I came across “My Vision of Ideal Healthcare System” by Abhinav Shashank on my Twitter feed last Christmas. I thought it was the perfect topic for the first #HealthXPH tweet chat for 2017!
Shashank enumerated 5 elements of an ideal healthcare system. Let me discuss these elements as I see it in Philippine healthcare.
Patients are the primary focus.
No one will argue that patients should actively be involved in deciding about their health. Low health literacy remains a barrier though as I have seen both in my clinic and on my Facebook page. The questions that readers post on my Facebook page reflect misconceptions about disease management. They also express confusion about what the doctor tells them and the information they get from others or online.
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