Patients in Denmark most empowered in Europe, study says

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 03 April 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1393
  1. Rory Watson
  1. 1Brussels

    Patients in Denmark consider themselves to be the most empowered in Europe, and patients in the United Kingdom were in 17th place out of the 31 countries surveyed in a study.

    The study surveyed people in 27 European Union countries as well as Croatia, the Republic of Macedonia, Norway, and Switzerland. It was conducted by the Health Consumer Powerhouse, a company that provides consumer analysis and information, and was funded by an unrestricted research grant from Novartis.

    Empowerment was ranked on 18 indicators, which were grouped into four categories that involve patients and consumers in healthcare …

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