• Shalandra Dabbs

The Benefits of Receiving Patient-Centered Care

While the primary goal of any patient-centered care plan is to improve individual health outcomes, healthcare providers also stand to benefit through improved patient satisfaction scores, higher staff productivity and morale, reductions in the overall cost of care, and more.

The Institute of Medicine defines patient centered care as "Providing care that is respectful of, and responsive to, individual patient preferences, needs and values, and ensuring that patient values guide all clinical decisions."