Is patient-centered care the same as person-focused care?

  title={Is patient-centered care the same as person-focused care?},
  author={Barbara H. Starfield},
  journal={The Permanente journal},
  volume={15 2},
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… CONTINUE READING

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