The Patient Activation Measure® (PAM®) anchors our health activation model and suite of resources to:
- Strengthen risk-identification and improve predictive modeling
- Personalize support to improve patient self-management behaviors
- Improve patient outcomes and elevate patient satisfaction
Selected as a MACRA performance improvement measure for beneficiary engagement.
Adopted by NHS England for system-wide use within clinics, hospitals and social services.
Drive success in value-based care by improving care transitions and reducing preventable admissions.
Better identify risk, allocate resources more effectively and strengthen cost control programs.
Understand patient self-management capabilities to better tailor coaching support for each individual.
Understand how patient activation directly affects medication and treatment adherence to improve patient outcomes.
Study finds link between PAM and reducing emergency admissions, better management of long-term conditions
Researchers from The Health Foundation connected the PAM scores from over 9,000 patients to how capable they feel to self-manage long-term conditions such as asthma, diabetes and depression, along with their use of health care services.
The study found that patients who were most able to manage their health conditions (i.e., higher activation) had 38% fewer emergency admissions than the patients who were least able to (lower activation). They also had 32% fewer attendances at A&E, were 32% less likely to attend A&E with a minor condition that could be better treated elsewhere and had 18% fewer general practice appointments.Read More
PAM study shows the relationship between patient self-management and health care costs
SCOPE interviewed researcher, Ann Lindsay, about a recent Stanford-led study that examines whether PAM can potentially serve as an early indicator that an effort is moving the needle on health care costs.
“In our study, if a patient’s PAM level increased one level, that was associated with 8% lower costs. For folks who improved two PAM levels, there was a 15% reduction in cost. When PAM level declined, the cost rose 9 percent for each level. In dollars, the average health care cost for people who remained at PAM level one was $12,700 a year, compared to $9,500 for people at PAM level 4. So, it’s significant. It can add up.”Read More