Putting Patient-Centered Care Into Perspective

If you aren't looking at your hospital or health system through the eyes of a patient, then no matter what your role in the C-suite, you're missing the future of healthcare.

1 comments on "Putting Patient-Centered Care Into Perspective"
stefani (5/20/2011 at 10:57 AM)

Great article but a little naive. Patient centered care DOES require a major cultural shift and that includes the physicians. Unfortunately the reality - especially is small rural, community hospitals - precludes any effort on the part of the physicians to start thinking of their practice behaviors from the patient's perspective. And its typically supported by hospital execs who want to keep the beds filled. As long as physicians control the sandbox, they pretty much run the playground. The successful CEO - and I admit there are plenty - is the one who agrees to share the sandbox to keep the playground running smoothly.


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