Implementing a patient's bill of rights with the personal health organizer

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Objective: The objective of this study was to assess the effect of a personal health organizer on continuity of care and patient responsibility. Methods: In this six-month observational study, 42 medical patients were recruited by their physicians to use a health organizer. Outcomes were measured using self-administered questionnaires. Results: Ninety-one percent stated the organizer improved the availability of their medical information, made them feel more in control of their health, and helped them to understand their medical problems. Conclusion: The personal health organizer improved patients' perception of continuity of care and allowed patients to become more responsible for their health care.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Westman, EC; Tomlin, KF

Published Date

  • January 1, 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 23 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 128 - 133

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1087-3244

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.5993/AJHB.23.2.5

Citation Source

  • Scopus