The clinical encounter: the focal point of patient-centred care

Paul Dieppe, Anne-Marie Rafferty, Alison Kitson

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Central to the UK Government's health‐care modernization agenda, is the notion of patient‐centred care. A plethora of initiatives have been spawned over the past few years with the objective of involving and empowering users of our health services in a more democratic, equitable and fair way. In parallel with this, the Government is introducing a raft of initiatives related to the need for accountability and for evidence‐based medicine (EBM).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)279-281
Number of pages3
JournalHealth Expectations
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2002


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