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How does a patientís motivation towards their health care facilitate health outcomes?

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Air date: September 23, 2012

Host: Barbara Lewis

Healthcare Policy & Public Health Men's & Women's Health Medical Edcuation
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Interview: Theresa Rohr Kirchgraber, M.D., Director the IU National Center for Excellence in Women's Health, regularly sees patients at Wishard and Riley hospitals.

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In a New York Times column, Pauline Chen, M.D., examines how patient engagement with their health care affects their health. Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, M.D., resident womenís health expert for "Sound Medicine," discusses the increased incidence of patients uninterested in engaging in their health care and issues related to patients' non-compliance with medication regimens. Rohr-Kirchgraber regularly sees patients at Wishard Hospital and is the director of the IU National Center of Excellence in Womenís Health.

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