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To Hold Patients Accountable....or Maybe Give Grace

Powell, Suzanne K. RN, MBA, CCM, CPHQ; Kimberly, Wyers BSN, RN, CCM

doi: 10.1097/NCM.0000000000000110
Departments: Editorial

The national agenda for health care includes working with patients to move them to self-efficacy, also known as self-management. Without self-management, patients with chronic conditions will certainly have more emergency department visits and readmissions. Is self-management a realistic and achievable goal? For some, yes; and we must hold them accountable. For others, it is not certain.

Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Case Management Department

The editor reports no conflicts of interest.

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