National Healthcare Decisions Day - April 16
Tue, Apr 16, 2024

National Healthcare Decisions Day

National Healthcare Decision Day is an American holiday that celebrates the decisions of health care professionals. The health care system is dedicated to keeping people healthy. You can go to a facility in your community or any other place to get the care you need. Health care professionals make critical decisions that often affect the lives and health of patients. It is celebrated each year on April 16.


The history of National Healthcare Decision Day begins in 2008, when the holiday was established by a man named N. Kottkamp, who worked as a lawyer in Virginia. He decided to create the day so that people would learn more about how decisions are made in health care settings.

The holiday tells not only about the decisions doctors make: the choice of medication, therapeutic method, what to prescribe, and so on. Facility management is in constant contact with suppliers of drugs and medical equipment; the right decisions need to be made so that clinics are supplied with everything they need on an ongoing basis.

Interesting facts

  • There are more than ten million people involved in health care in the United States. This includes physicians themselves as well as members of governing boards and subordinate organizations.
  • Physicians are the oldest profession. They existed as far back as antiquity. They were people who knew the basics of herbal medicine and could help others when they were sick or injured.

How to celebrate

Learn how decisions are made in different health care settings, as well as their functions, how they work, and more. Get a physical exam to make sure your health is okay.

Spread the word on social media. Let more people know about it!

When National Healthcare Decisions Day celebrated in 2024?

National Healthcare Decisions Day is observed on April 16 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Tuesday April 16 2024
Wednesday April 16 2025

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