As healthcare has evolved so has the concept of a patient or consumer of healthcare. Technology and culture are among the many variables that have affected our concept of a healthcare patient. Consider these items among the others noted in your text:
What has most influenced the way you view yourself as a consumer of healthcare?
What factors led to the redefinition of the patient as a consumer in the late twentieth century?
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