We all know that healthcare faces huge challenges—budget cuts, increasing demand, and a shortage of skilled personnel. To help find solutions to this, conferences are set up to discuss the changes needed.
But most of these conferences happen without the people they are all about—patients. “When people are talking about you and you’re not at the dinner table, this mostly means you’re on the menu,” someone said to me, referring to the lack of patients at healthcare conferences. At conferences about doctors one would expect to meet doctors, so why not include patients in healthcare conferences too?
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