Courtney Steeves

How consumers manage their health and what it means for marketers

Author: Courtney Steeves

The doctor-patient relationship is evolving. A century ago, doctors made regular house calls and patients relied entirely on doctors’ expertise for diagnosis and treatment. In today’s connected world, with unfettered access to information and increased individual autonomy, consumers are actively involved in their treatment plans. They research online, make suggestions about medications to their healthcare providers and expect to be an informed partner throughout the decision-making process.

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