Author Affiliations: Division of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School; and the Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass.
Preference-based care is transforming the patient-clinician relationship.
In a traditional management model physicians make treatment decisions, while
in the preference-based paradigm patients choose the treatments that best
conform to their values.1,2 The
preference model fulfills a fundamental tenet of high-quality care—that
the patient should be involved in decisions concerning the care process.3,4
Katz JN. Patient Preferences and Health Disparities. JAMA. 2001;286(12):1506–1509. doi:10.1001/jama.286.12.1506
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