I would like to call on health authorities to focus on patient-orientation and patient involvement in the development of healthcare systems, decision-making mechanisms, and even policy production.
We emphasize the importance of integration of the patient in the system, which is an effective feedback source for practical life in the functioning of the healthcare system. I believe this can happen with the education and awareness of healthcare professionals, as well as the awareness of patients and society.
It is important that patients are in contact with healthcare professionals to raise their quality of life, that they have access to the right treatment and that they are able to provide appropriate conditions in line with their needs.
Living with chronic diseases is a part of the life for a patient. This life experience will contribute to the creation of appropriate, cost-effective systems for patient-oriented healthcare systems needs and the design of their disease management according to their life preferences as required.
When assessed in this framework, increasing the responsibility of the patient and integrating it in the healthcare system at the most appropriate level will allow health problems to diminish, improve quality of life and increase the value of investment in health.