This Teachable Moment provides an example of how patient-centered care and shared decision-making require a comprehensive and transparent discussion between patient and physician of known risks, benefits, costs, and burden of available and reasonable treatment options.
This randomized clinical trial evaluates the effectiveness of a standardized patient–based intervention designed to enhance primary care physician patient-centeredness and skill in handling patient requests for low-value diagnostic tests.
This qualitative analysis using electronic medical records from the Department of Veterans Affairs examines the factors influencing the timing of initiation of dialysis in clinical practice.
This cluster randomized trial studied the effectiveness of the Depression Medication Choice decision aid to help patients with moderate to severe depression and clinicians choose antidepressants together and found it improved the decision-making process and quality of care.
This population epidemiology study uses medical claims data to assess associations between participation in a US medical home intervention and changes in quality and utilization of care.
This Viewpoint discusses the importance of teaching medical students and residents the skills involved in patient-centered care and communication and enhancing the behavioral and social science content of a medical school’s curriculum and that these skills are just as important as teaching the molecular and genetic basis of health and illness.
This multisite randomized clinical trial assesses the effectiveness of a collaborative care patient-centered disease management intervention to improve the health status of patients with heart failure.
This retrospective cohort study found that diabetes treatment with metformin reduced subsequent treatment intensification, without differences in rates of adverse clinical events. See also the Invited Commentary by Segal and Maruthur.
Kangovi et al evaluate whether a trained community health worker intervention would improve posthospital outcomes among patients of low socioeconomic status. See the Invited Commentary by Alter.
Horwitz et al conduct a multifaceted evaluation of transitional care from a patient-centered perspective. Rhodes provides an Invited Commentary.