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Patient-centered care must be measured through patient-centered means

Authors Zeina M, Collins A, Aghababaie A

Received 1 August 2018

Accepted for publication 23 August 2018

Published 24 September 2018 Volume 2018:12 Pages 1897—1899

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/PPA.S182190

Checked for plagiarism Yes

Editor who approved publication: Dr Johnny Chen


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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