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A Lexicon for User Driven Healthcare

A Lexicon for User Driven Healthcare
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Author(s): Susan Ross (Tufts Medical Center and Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, USA)
Copyright: 2011
Volume: 1
Issue: 1
Pages: 5
Source title: International Journal of User-Driven Healthcare (IJUDH)
DOI: 10.4018/ijudh.2011010107


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What do the terms Learning Healthcare Systems, Participatory Medicine,  Evidence-based Medicine, Narrative Medicine, Patient-centered Medicine, and Health 2.0 mean? What is their connection to each other, to User-Driven Healthcare, and, most importantly, to real people—healthcare providers and healthcare consumers?  In this paper, the author presents current definitions of these abstractions to begin to compile a glossary of terms, a lexicon of sorts, for all stakeholders in the emerging field of User-Driven Healthcare.

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