Re: Can patient centered outcomes research improve healthcare?
"Patient-centredness" is an oxymoron. As doctors, patients are what we deal with and on both an individual and population basis we are by definition centred on patients and their outcomes. I fail to see how so-called patient centred research is any different from other clinical research.
Is it just me, or is the concept one of these Emperor's Clothes things with attendant complex jargon? I am always uncomfortable reading about stakeholders, streams, procedural assessments and participatory approaches; certainly with regard to the last of these it would be difficult to expect any results if neiither doctors nor patients participated.
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