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Management of Individual Risks by Patient in the Process of Interaction with The Healthcare System

Journal «MEDICINA» ¹ 1, 2024, pp.59-71 (Research)


Gelman V. Ya.
Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor, Chair for Medical Informatics and Physics1

1 - I.I. Mechnikov North-West State Medical University, St. Petersburg.

Corresponding Author

Gelman Viktor; e-mail: Viktor.Gelman@szgmu.ru

Conflict of interest

None declared.


The study had no sponsorship.


Due to the increasing degree of patients' participation in the treatment process, there is a need to realize the possible risks of decisions and take responsibility for them. The paper investigates the issues of individual risk management by the patient in the process of his interaction with the health care system. The methodological basis of the study was the analysis of scientific publications and generalized practical experience. The main stages of the treatment process have been consecutively considered. Possible risks are identified and qualitatively assessed, ways to reduce them are proposed. The complexity and diversity of risk management tasks facing the patient in case of his active participation in the treatment process are shown.

Key words

risk management, patient, healthcare system, treatment process, risk reduction



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