Any process, program or decision focused on patients in which patients play an active role as meaningfully engaged participants, and the central focus is on optimising use of patient-provided information. Patient centered means doing things WITH – not FOR or TO – patients
National Health Council Patient Engagement Glossary of Terms. Washington DC: National Health Council; 2019.
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What Is Patient-Centered Care?
This article explains how, in patient-centered care, an individual’s specific health needs and desired health outcomes are the driving force behind all health care decisions and quality measurements.