Ever heard the nickname "Happy Valley?" Not the one 45 miles South of Salt Lake City. I'm talking about the one nearly 14,000 miles from here in Dharmshala, India. Home to many Tibetan refugees, this similarly nicknamed village is not the only connection we have to the other side of this planet.
"Regardless of what we think, patient care isn't excellent unless the patient thinks it is."--A. Lorris Betz
Accountability in health care is a double-edged sword. On one edge, health care delivery systems, which in the face of health care reform must be accountable to deliver the right care, to the right patient, at the right time. On the other edge, our patients, who, often as their own best medicine, must be accountable for their lifestyles as best their individual circumstances allow.
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