ERIC Number: ED150269
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
The Role of the Consumer In Assuring Quality Health Care.
Pulver, James A., Ed.
Based on the work of a task force of sixty-eight professionals (from medical and other related occupational fields) who met to define the role of the consumer in the improvement of the quality of his own health care, lists of positive directives for consumer action are presented under each of the following categories: access to health care, compliance with health care instruction, continuity of health care, and the outcomes of health care. A second set of lists focuses on the role of the consumer in overcoming barriers to quality health care, barriers relating to communications, cultural patterns, and cost. The appendixes, covering a major portion of the document, include the explanation of the origin of the conference and the charge, development of the plans, all conference addresses, and the evaluation. (BM)
Descriptors: Communication Problems, Conference Reports, Consumer Education, Consumer Protection, Disadvantaged, Financial Problems, Health Education, Health Services
New Mexico Regional Medical Program, 2701 Frontier, N.E., Albuquerque, N.M. 87131 ($1.25)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Mexico Regional Medical Program, Albuquerque.