SWITCHING TO A PATIENT-CENTERED HEALTHCARE MODEL OR WHY NOT ALL PILLS ARE EQUALLY GOOD FOR YOU
David Melik-Guseinov, Deputy Governor of the Nizhny Novgorod Region, Minister of Health of the Nizhny Novgorod Region
Elena Zhidkova, Head, Central Healthcare Directorate, Russian Railways
Galina Izotova, Deputy Chairman, Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation
A patient-centered approach puts patients and their families at the center of the healthcare system. In this model, a patient’s relationship with the attending staff becomes a partnership. This approach is becoming a condition for keeping healthcare effective in the rapidly changing environment for taking care of our health.
Issues fir discussion:
• Why hasn't this model been implemented in any country yet?
• What determines the health systems’ sustainability and efficacy?
• Why not all pills are equally efficiency? What are the conditions and cost of this efficiency?