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Putting Patients First: Patient-Centered Care: More than the Sum of Its Parts

Frampton, Susan B. PhD; Guastello, Sara

AJN The American Journal of Nursing: September 2010 - Volume 110 - Issue 9 - p 49-53
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000388265.57051.e6
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This is the seventh and last in a series of articles from Planetree, an international non profit organization founded in 1978 that's "committed to improving medical care from the patient's perspective." For more information, go to To register for a free Webinar based on this series that starts on September 21, go to

This seventh and last installment in a series of articles from Planetree explains how to make the Patient-Centered Hospital Designation Program an attainable goal.

Susan B. Frampton is president of Planetree in Derby, CT, where Sara Guastello is manager of designation and resource development. Frampton coordinates Putting Patients First:

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