Although there is agreement about the importance of patient-centered care (PCC) to ensure optimal outcomes for patients, there is a lack of focused instruments to measure PCC. The aims of this article were to synthesize literature related to the concepts PCC and to provide concrete attributes, definitions, and a conceptual model for the concept of PCC
Author Affiliations: Administrative Liaison (Mr Pelletier), Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital, Core Adjunct Faculty, National University, San Diego, California; Professor Emerita (Dr Stichler), Nursing, San Diego State University, and Consultant, Research & Professional Development, Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns and Sharp Memorial Hospital, San Diego, California.
The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose.
Correspondence: Dr Stichler, PO Box 28278, San Diego, CA 92064 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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