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Identifying what patients care about the most: A Podcast with Aanand Naik

Date posted: December 10, 2018

Hear from Dr. Naik a key piece of the Patient Priorities Care approach:  how do we identify what patients care about the most (i.e their values), and what their healthcare should be about (their health outcome goals).

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Two new Patient Priorities Care manuscripts published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Date posted: October 4, 2018

In two publications in JAGS, lead authors Dr. Naik and Dr. Blaum show how Patient Priorities Care helps patients and clinicians identify patients’ health priorities and align care with patients’ priorities in a clinically feasibly approach to health care.

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Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation working to improve the experience and outcomes of patient care

Date posted: May 9, 2018

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation promotes resources, including Patient Priorities Care, to help clinicians, patients and family caregivers focus on what matters most.

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Offering care that improves patients' and clinicians' experiences

Date posted: April 13, 2018

In a guest commentary in Modern Healthcare,  Dr. Mary Tinetti shares how the Patient Priorities Care approach helps older patients with multiple chronic conditions achieve the health outcomes they most desire, while reducing fragmentation and frustration among their clinicians.

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Patient Priorities Care Research Agenda White Paper: Results of Multi-stakeholder Engagement

Date posted: April 3, 2018

A White Paper describing the results of a Patient Priorities Care Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award to translate disease specific care to patient priorities-directed care for people with multiple chronic conditions

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Patient Priorities Care in Practice

Date posted: March 6, 2018

A new video shows how Patient Priorities Care works in a real clinical setting by documenting the experience of Sue R., a patient participating in the pilot project at the ProHealth primary care clinic in Connecticut.


Precision Medicine and Aging Have This in Common

Date posted: September 1, 2017

In an interview with Nautilus, Dr. Mary Tinetti explains why Patient Priorities Care matters: “When [patients] have multiple issues in their lives that are important, what the clinician or specialist focuses in on may not be what’s important to that individual. You could help one health problem, but make others worse.”


How to Find a Great Doctor

Date posted: September 1, 2017

In an article for AARP Bulletin, Dr. Mary Tinetti shares advice for achieving a patient-doctor relationship that prioritizes “what matters most to the patient.”


Cardiologist Confessions: My Journey to Patient Priorities Care

Date posted: May 16, 2017

In a post for AgingHearts, an informational site for the emerging discipline of Geriatric Cardiology, Dr. Fred Masoudi observes: “When listening to older people talk about their experiences, it was clear that cardiovascular disease wasn’t always the most important issue.”

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