4/18/2013

A study that used taped records of office visits with residents at two U.S. Veterans Affairs facilities supports patient-centered care, suggesting it can lead to better outcomes, researchers reported in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Improved outcomes were seen when physicians identified "red flags" in the patient's condition and worked to address the underlying cause, compared with patients whose doctors didn't pick up on and address the underlying cause of a deteriorating condition.

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