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  • Of the forty-one times that the phrase patient-centered appears in the Affordable Care Act, most occur in the law’s establishment of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. The institute will be a new, independent organization for comparative effectiveness research. Donald Berwick, now Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, has defined patient-centered as

    “the experience (to the extent the informed, individual patient desires it) of transparency, individualization, recognition, respect, dignity, and choice in all matters, without exception, related to one’s person, circumstances, and relationships in health care.”

    Tony Coelho, A Patient Advocate’s Perspective on Patient-Centered Comparative Effectiveness Research, Health Affairs, vol. 29, p. 1886 (2010).

    Cites DM Berwick, What "Patient-Centered" Should Mean: Confessions of an Extremist, Health Affairs, vol. 28, no. 4, w560 (2009)

    August 24, 2018

  • This adjective is being bandied about by certain political spokespersons with increasing frequency these past few days.

    July 2, 2012