Rita Vaičekauskaitė, Gitana Skirutienė, Jonas Sąlyga


Health care faces great and constant challenges in contemporary society. On the one hand, there is a policy to encourage creation of new products, which enable for effective treatment. On the other hand, the main challenge is related with effective management of huge complexity in health care system. Patients’ involvement has a great potential for integration in health care. However, it is important to create organizational structures (i.e. support groups). Furthermore, it is important to ensure that patients’ involvement generate added value. Article presents theoretical analysis and empirical results.

Keyword(s): patients’ involvement; innovations; support groups; health care.
DOI: 10.5200/sm-hs.2015.124
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