Study suggests patient-centered care may improve results

04/17/2013 | Reuters

A study that used taped records of office visits with residents at two Department of Veterans Affairs facilities suggests patient-centered care can lead to better outcomes, researchers reported in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Improved outcomes were seen among patients in whom the residents identified "red flags" and attempted to deal with the underlying cause, compared with patients whose doctors didn't address the underlying cause of a deteriorating condition.

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