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Dr. malpani

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Dr. malpani

  1. 1. How patient advocacy can heal a sick healthcare system! Dr Malpani, MD Founder HELP – Health Education Library for People
  2. 2. Patients are unhappy with doctors • • • • • • Seen to be uncaring Money-minded Doctors are too busy to talk or to explain Overtesting and overtreatment Too expensive Move to alternative medicine • Long for the family doctor of the past…
  3. 3. Doctor versus Patient ►Indian patients are becoming increasingly articulate – they want more information about their medical conditions ►Unfortunately doctors do not have the time or the inclination to provide this information in detail
  4. 4. Internet positive patients • Frustrated • Confused • Frustrate doctors as well
  5. 5. Results ? • • • • Doctor –shopping Doctors get beaten up and arrested Hospitals get burnt down Doctors go on strike • Everyone suffers !
  6. 6. Doctor and Patient • • • • We are all on the same side – the patients’ Medicine is a service profession Doctors like helping patients Want them to get better • How can we create a win-win situation ? • We need to bridge the gap !
  7. 7. We are all patient advocates ! • 1. You are smart . With the right tools, you can make the right decisions ! • 2. Knowledge is Power ! • 3. Your doctor is your partner • 4. You cannot afford to leave everything upto God – or upto the doctor !
  8. 8. Changing the healthcare ecosystem – patient advocacy puts the patient first ! • Health insurance companies • Pharmaceutical companies • Media • Government

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