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Is patient-centered care the same as person-focused care?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21841928     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Both patient-centered and person-focused care are important, but they are different. In contrast to patient-centered care (at least as described in the current literature with assessments that are visit-based), person-focused care is based on accumulated knowledge of people, which provides the basis for better recognition of health problems and needs over time and facilitates appropriate care for these needs in the context of other needs. That is, it specifically focuses on the whole person. Proposed enhancements and innovations to primary care do not appear to address person-focused care. Tools to assess person-focused care are available and deserve more widespread use in primary care.
Barbara Starfield
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Permanente journal     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1552-5775     ISO Abbreviation:  Perm J     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-08-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9800474     Medline TA:  Perm J     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  63-9     Citation Subset:  -    
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