The participation of consumers, patients and other stakeholders in the health sector as research partners holds great promise in producing…
Empathy, compassion, and trust are fundamental values of a patient-centred health care. In recent years, the pursuit of greater efficiency in health care, including economic efficiency, has often resulted in these values being side-lined, making it difficult for health-care professionals to incorporate them in practice.
This article discusses the issue of patient-centred care, in terms of the practices that have emerged to make this principle operational, the way in which current organisations approach the issue, and the follow-up to be given to continue in this area.
Covid-19 has changed the way we practise office-based medicine: health systems as a whole, and in particular clinicians, have had to adapt to new care models, workflows and financial structures.
A Massachusetts General Hospital study evaluates patient and clinician experiences with telemedicine visits as part of the hospital’s TeleHealth programme.