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Patient-Centered Care: A paradigm shift or old wine in new bottle?

1Associate Professor, 2Professor, 3Professor and Head, Department of Community Medicine, Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences, Narketpally, Nalgonda District, Telangana State, India.


Patient-centered care has been recognized as a key component and objective of health care. It is a shift from physician-centered care and has shown to improve patients’ satisfaction, compliance, outcomes and decrease cost of care. This article introduces the subject highlighting the importance in our country, and challenges likely to be faced in the shift. /p>

Key Words : Patient-centered Care