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Adult Social Care Glossary, v 0.41

Patient activation

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Plain English definition
Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) Jargon Buster

Where people take action to develop their knowledge, skill and confidence in managing their own health condition. Research shows that 'activated' patients are likely to have better health, spend less time in hospital and take part in more activities than people who have not learned as much about how to manage their health needs.

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