Physicians and surgeons face increasing pressure to demonstrate patient-centered care through performance metrics. Although surgeons have been providing patient-centered care for generations, the science of patient-centered outcomes research is nascent; the definition of patient-centered outcomes research is only a few years old.1 One common approach to increasing the patient-centeredness of care is to address longer-term patient outcomes, including postdischarge experiences, as well as functional outcomes.
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