As healthcare professionals continue to focus on patient engagement, they face an onslaught of varying and often confusing terminology. Between phrases that sound the same and phrases that sound like they should mean the same thing, it is easy to get caught up in the vast web of patient engagement keywords.
What is patient engagement, and how is it different than patient empowerment? And what about patient satisfaction versus patient experience, or population and public health? These terms all play an important role in developing patient-centered care initiatives but are often used interchangeably or are conflated.