Health Education to Patient

The value of patient education can be summarised as follows:
  • Improved understanding of medical condition, diagnosis, disease, or disability.
  • Improved understanding of methods and means to manage multiple aspects of medical condition.
  • Improved self-advocacy in deciding to act both independently from medical providers and in interdependence with them.
  • Effective communication and patient education increases patient motivation to comply.
  • Patients more likely to respond well to their treatment plan – fewer complications.
  • Patients feel you’ve provided the information they need.
  • More effective use of medical services – fewer unnecessary phone calls and visits.
  • Patients more likely to stay with your practice and refer other patients.[2]
  • Lower risk of malpractice when patients have realistic expectations.[3]