Person-Centered Care: A Definition and Essential Elements 

08-31-2017 05:19 PM

An expert panel convened by the American Geriatrics Society , in collaboration with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California and with support from The SCAN Foundation, released findings from a project defining “person-centered care.” Based on a comprehensive literature review and qualitative research, the panel describes an approach that puts individual values and preferences at the heart of care decisions, measuring success by attention to health and life goals in addition to traditional clinical outcomes.