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Patient-centered care shouldn’t be just a marketing slogan

 

Last updated 7/3/2017 at Noon



Trudy Lieberman

Rural Health News Service

Recently I heard from a woman in rural Nebraska who told me about her 76-year old father, who in late April had a lemon-size cancerous mass removed from his brain. The man chose to have his chemotherapy and radiation treatments at a hospital close to his home instead of one of the larger hospitals farther away. Not surprisingly he wanted family nearby.

Nearly two months later, in mid-June, his treatments finally began.

Why was there a delay?

His daughter told me the nearby hospital “had no record of two appointments they had made wit...



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