How Patient Activation Can Improve Care Transitions

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Patient activation—teaching patients to take charge of their care—is an essential element of improving care transitions. Patients need to know what to expect, how to recognize when things are going wrong, and what to do about it. Dr. Joanne Lynn talks about the Patient Activation Measure, one way to gauge patient engagement in their care, and the Care Transitions Intervention developed and tested by Dr. Eric Coleman at the University of Colorado.

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