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Op-Ed: On World Kidney Day, nephrology community should focus on patient centered care

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Traditional training and practice of nephrology focuses on the disease and is guided by population-based patterns. This approach, however, does not consider the unique physical, emotional and social characteristics of the person with the disease, or their values and aspirations. In contrast, person-centered care takes these aspects in consideration and renders the evidence as guidance instead of a mandate. The road to effective, cost-efficient kidney care, must be driven by the patient. Patient activation is in the heart of this mission. Satellite Healthcare is proud to be leading on this front.

Full article from Healio can be found here.