Patient-Centered Care

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<p>One of five American adults reports having trouble communicating with their doctors, while one of 10 reports being treated with disrespect during a health care visit. These statistics suggest that patients' needs are frequently not met in health care settings. The Fund's new Patient-Centered Primary Care initiative seeks to promote the redesign of physician practices and health care systems to improve patients' experiences.<br><br>New research will focus on the measurement of patient-centered care at the practice levels and the relationship between patient-centeredness and improved clinical outcomes. Policy analysis and demonstration projects will ensure that patients' interests are featured in quality improvement and efficiency initiatives.<br><br>If you'd like to receive information about projects and publications associated with this new initiative, which is being directed by Fund senior program officer Melinda Abrams, please send an e-mail to <a href="mailto:[email protected]">join-pati…; or visit our e-mail <a href="">sign-up page.</a></p>