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Best Practices in IVF Nursing. Patient-centered care: What does it mean and how to implement it?

Patient-centered care: What does it mean and how to implement it?

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A recent article in Human Reproduction concluded that while patients and physicians put considerable emphasis on a clinic’s pregnancy rates, there is insufficient value placed on the importance of patient-centered care.1 The study demonstrated that patients are willing to trade a slightly lower pregnancy rate for care that was more responsive to their needs. The investigators reported that a lack of patientcentered care was the most common nonmedical reason for switching clinics. Patients were also willing to travel a greater distance for what they perceived to be better quality care.

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