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What do you think is the essential difference between a patient and a healthcare consumer? How does the change from patient to consumer affect the doctor's role?

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Let's take a closer look. I also attached an informative article, some of which this response is drawn, which has good case examples of how different health care providers meet the consumer and patient needs.

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1. What do you think is the essential difference between a patient and a healthcare consumer? How does the change from patient to consumer affect the doctor's role?

The essential difference is that the healthcare consumer is still exploring ...

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This posting contrasts a patient and a healthcare consumer. References are also provided to further validate the findings.

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