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The Patient-Centered Practice, Revisited
The Health Care Blog

It is as natural for doctors, hospitals, health plans and others to aggressively affirm their “patient-centeredness” as it is for politicians to loudly proclaim their fealty to the hard-working American middle class. Like the politicians, the health care professionals no doubt believe every word they say. The most accurate measure of “patient-centered” care, however, lies not in intentions but implementation.