Letters Spotlight: Patient Centred Care

How can we get better at providing patient centred care: does continuity matter?

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h1127 (Published 10 March 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1127
  1. Charlotte Paddison, senior research associate1
  1. 1Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research, Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 0SR, UK
  1. camp3{at}medschl.cam.ac.uk

Contributors to The BMJ’s roundtable debate “How can we get better at providing patient centred care?” think that new electronic decision aids, patient access to clinician notes online, and care plans for people with long term conditions are the way forward.1 These seem like useful suggestions, except perhaps for care plans—see what a colleague’s research found that patients thought …

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