To Hold Patients Accountable....or Maybe Give GracePowell, Suzanne K. RN, MBA, CCM, CPHQ; Kimberly, Wyers BSN, RN, CCMProfessional Case Management: September/October 2015 - Volume 20 - Issue 5 - p 215 doi: 10.1097/NCM.0000000000000110 Departments: Editorial Buy Abstract Author InformationAuthors Article MetricsMetrics 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 email@example.com The editor reports no conflicts of interest. Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.