Over the last number of months, my postings (which I refer to as Phase I) were meant to be at a very general level and to offer a vehicle for awareness and education for everyone - but typical patients, and specifically, those patients with a chronic illness or condition.
It is my belief that there are about 100 million os so Americans and 10 million or more Canadians who would categorize themselves as such. While different healthcare systems seem to other different strengths, there is a common problem plaguing all of them - and that is: how do we support the 3C's? The 3C's (Consumers with Chronic Conditions) are very familiar with their health systems and for the most part, want to help out the "system". To do this, however, the system MUST let them.