Workshop on Goal-Oriented Medical Care Attracts International Interest
A workshop on Goal-Oriented Medical Care organized and facilitated by Pauline Boeckxstaens (Ghent, Belgium) , Agnes Grudniewicz (Toronto, Canada), Carolyn Steele Gray (Ottawa, Canada), James Mold (North Carolina, USA) at the North American Primary Care Research Group's Annual Conference in Chicago attracted attendees from all over the world. The purpose of the workshop was to gain greater consensus on the definition and concepts involved in goal-directed health care.
January 07, 2020
Achieving Your Personal Health Goals: A Patient's Guide is the subject of Tulsa News Article
In an op ed piece in the Tulsa World newspaper, John Schumann praises the concept of goal-directed care and suggests we all set health goals for the coming year.
NEW Book for Patients on Goal-Directed Health Care
A new book on goal-directed health care for patients, Achieving Your Personal Health Goals: A Patient's Guide, has just been published and is available at www.Amazon.com. The book helps patients clarify, advocate for, and choose strategies to achieve their health goals. A central section of the book explains the challenges patients often encounter when trying to obtain goal-directed care from the health care system.
Mold JW. Goal-directed health care: Redefining health and health care in the era of value-based care. Cureus 2017; DOI: 10.7759/cureus.1043, an essay submitted to the online journal Cureus in response to a call for papers on the subject, Redefining Health in the Era of Value-Based Care was awarded second place and a prize of $5,000 to Dr. Mold. The entire article can be found on the first page of the Conceptual Framework section of this site.
The article proposes that the current problem-oriented health care model is contributing in at least 10 ways to the increasing cost and diminishing quality of health care in the U.S. It then proposes that goal-directed approach could improve quality from the perspective of patients and reduce costs thereby increasing value. The essay concludes with some suggestions for some alternative measures of quality that could support the proposed change in perspective.
The foundational journal article describing goal-oriented medical care, authored by Mold, Blake, and Becker and published in Family Medicine in 1991, was recommended by Professor Jan De Maeseneer (Belgium) and accepted for inclusion in a book of seminal articles in Family Medicine called Family Medicine: The Classic Papers edited by Michael Kidd, Iona Health, and Amanda Howe and endorsed by the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA).