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Patient-Centered Medicine: Transforming the Clinical Method

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 09 December 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1580
  1. Theo Schofield
  1. department of public health and primary care, University of Oxford

    Moira Stewart, Judith Belle Brown, W Wayne Weston, Ian R MacWhinney, Carol L McWilliam, Thomas R Freeman Sage, pounds sterling19.50, pp 267 ISBN 0 8039 5689 4

    Many of the successes of modern medicine have been based on our understanding of the nature, classification, and causes of diseases and our ability to diagnose and treat them. Many of our continued problems are due, however, to the limitations of this approach, and doctors sometimes find it difficult to understand why patients often do not choose to continue the treatments that we prescribe or to adopt healthy lifestyles, sometimes seek alternative medical or non-medical care, and even occasionally complain about …

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