Health Populi March 13, 2019
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

“Patients as Consumers” is the theme of the Health Affairs issue for March 2019. Research published in this trustworthy health policy publication covers a wide range of perspectives, including the promise of patients’ engagement with data to drive health outcomes, citizen science and participatory research where patients crowdsource cures, the results of financial incentives in value-based plans to drive health care “shopping” and decision making, and ultimately, whether the concept of patients-as-consumers is useful or even appropriate.

Health care consumerism is a central focus in my work, and so it’s no surprise that I’ve consumed every bit of this publication. [In full disclosure, last year when this issue was being curated, I was part of a team that proposed to submit an article...

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