Patient-centered care must be measured through patient-centered means
Mohamad Zeina,1 Alexander Collins,1 Arameh Aghababaie2
1GKT School of Medical Education, King’s College London, London, UK; 2General Medicine, Medway Maritime Hospital, Gillingham, Kent, UK
We thoroughly enjoyed reading the article by Yang et al1 that was recently published in Patient Preference and Adherence. As medical students in the United Kingdom, we can attest to the point made in this paper that medical education in the first world places great emphasis on empathy. We have first-hand experience of the positive impact this has had on patient care. As such, it is fantastic to see more and more institutions, like the hospitals in this study, adopting this patient-centered approach to health care.
View the original paper by Yang and colleagues.
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