The Value of Teaching Patients to Administer Their Own Care

Anderson AH, Martin LA, Mate KS. The value of teaching patients to administer their own care. Harvard Business Review. June 2, 2017.

Some patients are learning how to administer their own treatments — from pain management, to dialysis, to intravenous antibiotics. This article describes four keys to a successful approach to implementing patient-administered self-care and provides examples of organizations that have established such initiatives, such as Parkland Health and Hospital System’s self-care program for IV antibiotic administration.

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