A Focus on Family

May 2010
HealthLeaders Magazine;May2010, Vol. 13 Issue 5, p52
The article discusses how the patient-and-family-centered care (PFCC) methodology which is being used among different sites at several University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) hospitals can improve patients' satisfaction with care and their clinical outcomes. It elaborates on how PFCC becomes a tool orienting a health system around the preferences and needs of patients where families become participants in the care of the patients. It also discusses the benefits of PFCC as seen during the first year of Magee-Women's program in 2006.


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