Patients are Accountable for Their Health

Physicians and hospitals earn bonuses or face penalties for how well they meet various metrics of quality based on patient outcomes. Is it really fair for the doctors to be penalized for things out of their control? What if a diabetic patient does not exercise, fails to check their sugar levels, and consumes sugar-laden sodas and desserts. Whose fault is it their outcome is poor?

PositiveTip: Engage with your physician for better health outcomes by making meaningful and important lifestyle changes and following doctors recommendations.