Putting Patients First: The Importance of Patient-Centered Care

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In today’s health care environment, it’s more important than ever to put patients first. But what does that mean? And how can you make sure your practice is providing patient-centered care? In this post, Jasdeep Sidana will explore why the patient-centered model is so important and how it can help improve outcomes for patients and providers alike.

The Patient-Centered Care Model

The patient-centered care model is “the medical model that puts patients’ needs first.” It means that patients are the center of the health care team, and they have an active role in their own care.

Patients and their families play a critical role in this model by being involved in decision making, collaborating with their providers to develop goals for treatment or recovery, receiving information about their condition and treatment options in understandable language (including written materials), being asked about their preferences regarding treatment plan options before decisions are made on their behalf by others such as family members or medical professionals.

Why is patient-centered care so important?

Patients are the experts on their own health and have a right to be treated with respect and dignity. Patients also want to be involved in decision-making about their care, including discussing treatment options with their doctor.

Patient-centered care can help you meet these expectations by providing an environment where patients feel comfortable asking questions, sharing information about themselves, and being involved in decisions related to their health care.

How does a patient-centered model work?

Patients are the experts on their own care, and they should be involved in decisions about their care. Patients should also be empowered to make choices about their care.

Patient-centered care involves making sure patients have access to all the information they need about their condition, treatment options and risks/benefits of each option so they can make informed decisions about their health care. This means working with them as partners throughout your visit or stay at the hospital

When you put patients first, everyone benefits.

When you put patients first, everyone benefits. Patients get better care and are more satisfied with their experience. Healthcare providers are happier in their roles and more likely to stay at their jobs. The healthcare system as a whole becomes more efficient and cost-effective because it’s easier to meet patient needs when those needs are being considered from the start of treatment planning through discharge and beyond.

Patient-centered care isn’t just about having one conversation at the beginning of your visit or treatment plan; it’s about making sure that every step along the way includes input from both you and your doctor so that all concerns are addressed before moving forward with any recommendations or decisions about what course of action would best suit your needs as an individual patient with unique circumstances


Patient-centered care is a way of thinking about your patients that can make all the difference in how they feel about their experience with you. It’s not just about making them feel better, but also giving them more control over their own health and well-being. When we put patients first, everyone benefits–including ourselves!

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