Reynolds T.; Putting Prevention into Practice: The Patient's Role. Ann Intern Med. 1999;130:707-708. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-130-8-199904200-00102
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1999;130(8):707-708.
The Put Prevention into Practice (PPIP) initiative, sponsored by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, is an effort to boost the use of preventive services by targeting both health care providers and patients. Materials for patients include personal health guides for adults and children that offer recommended screening timelines, space for recordkeeping, and tips on healthy behaviors.
“It always helps when patients can come in and prompt the clinician or the office staff, ‘isn't it time for my … ?’ If they are correct, you can deliver the service, and if they are misinformed, it can be an excellent teaching opportunity,” said Rika Maeshiro, MD, MPH, a physician from the Public Health Practice Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who helped develop the PPIP materials. “There are a lot of things patients can do, and it is an empowering kind of role … making healthy decisions for themselves.”
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