March 01, 2014
The Hospitalist Spotlights the Latest PAM Research From Dr. Judith Hibbard
The March 2014 issue of The Hospitalist discusses the latest PAM research conducted by lead inventor, Dr. Judith Hibbard. Specifically, the magazine discusses how PAM can be used with patients to help reduce hospital readmissions.
“Contrary to what some may assume, patients who demonstrate a lower level of activation do not fall into any specific racial, economic, or educational demographic,” Dr. Hibbard says, adding that providers should not expect to be able to reliably judge their patients’ ability to self-manage outside of the hospital. “We know that people who measure low tend to have little confidence in their ability to manage their own health. They feel overwhelmed, show poor problem-solving skills, don’t understand what professionals are telling them, and, as a result, may not pay close attention.”