Putting Patients First

Putting Patients First

Designing and Practicing Patient-centered Care

Book - 2003
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Putting Patients First is a complete guide to patient-centered care - the highly successful philosophy that has been championed and refined by the renowned Planetree Institute. This important volume explains the origins and uses of patient-centered care and provides a practical approach to implementing it in any health care organization. Step by step, the book clearly outlines the elements of the highly successful Planetree patient-centered care model and includes the validating research.
This much-needed resource shows how to apply these methods to the larger issues of health care delivery such as managed care, workforce shortages, patients; "right to know" legislation, and hospital marketing and branding efforts. Putting Patients Firs t is filled with illustrative case examples drawn from hospitals and health care organizations that have successfully implemented the Planetree model.
Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, [2003]
Copyright Date: ©2003
ISBN: 9780787964122
Characteristics: xxxix, 350 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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