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How Concierge Medicine Effects Patient Care, Financial Responsibility ~PatientEngagementHIT

Concierge medicine grants patients more quality time with their doctors in exchange for higher patient financial responsibility.

By Sara Heath

January 23, 2018 – In an industry facing constant evolution, healthcare has proven competent at healthcare delivery innovation. Among retail clinics, microhospitals, and other alternative care sites comes concierge medicine, a form of healthcare delivery marked by higher patient financial responsibility in exchange for more quality time with the doctor. Concierge medicine was born out of the growing role of the consumer patient in healthcare. As patients began bearing more financial responsibility, they also began demanding a better healthcare experience. Patients are looking for shorter wait times, high-quality healthcare, and a better patient-provider relationship, three things concierge medicine ideally delivers.



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