Patient-Centered Care

Patient-Centered Care Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Recognized by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) as one of the six major domains of quality, patient-centeredness encompasses respect for and responsiveness to the needs, preferences, values, and cultural traditions of the individual patient, in addition to involving patients and families in clinical decisionmaking.

The featured Innovations describe two programs that delivered patient-centered care to vulnerable populations, thereby improving the patient experience and enhancing access to appropriate care.

The featured QualityTools provide clinicians and other stakeholders with resource guides that support a patient-centered approach to medication management.

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