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The Fallacy of Patient-Centered Care Print E-mail
Written by Myles Gart, MD | KevinMD   
Thursday, 14 March 2019 00:00
 
I often wonder what it was like before patient-centered care became a mainstream catchphrase. Was there a poor relationship between the patient and physician in the outpatient setting? Were hospitalized patients' feelings, desires, goals, and therapy options ignored? It amazes me that we were able to care for patients more than ten years ago without using a "patient-centered" approach. According to NEJM Catalyst, "Patient-and family-centered care encourages the active collaboration and shared decision-making between patients, families, and providers to design and manage...
 
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