Patient-centred care means better coordination of medical appointments

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  1. Mike Fraumeni

    Thanks Fanny for relating your experience and thoughts. One can only hope that generic type clinical practice guidelines on conditions and diseases are able to treat each individual with true patient-centred cared unique to each individual rather than what appears to be the case nowadays where such clinical practice guidelines, which governments love to make themselves look better with a “best practice” phoney label and yet being able to deny certain drugs and procedures and diagnostics with the rationale “not enough evidence” despite enough trials to warrant covering the costs for such procedures etc. IMHO evidence-based medicine, in practice, has a long way to go to fully achieve true best practice patient-centred care. The end of generic clinical practice guidelines will be an excellent start in recognizing the unique health situation of every person with their own specific needs and conditions in our health care system.

  2. Don Taylor

    Kudos to you, Fanny. The practices and habits you are working hard to change are, unfortunately, universal across Canada.

  3. Leslie

    An excellent overview of a common problem throughout the health system. Patients can wait months for a specialist consult, travel great distance and incur great costs–only to have a very brief encounter that could have easily been taken care of remotely through video. Good for you for advocating for better options; the system must be designed to improve virtual care and remote consults.

  4. Janet

    Fanny, once you get BC fixed, please come to Ontario! Even routine visits to one’s nearby general practitioner can be a large burden for some people, and surely some could be done by phone or video call.

  5. Linda Latcham

    Good on you Fanny! If everyone would start being a squeaky wheel and offer well thought out alternatives for there concerns, perhaps the leaders that should be reviewing these convoluted systems will do what they should be doing. Without much accountability in our major systems, we must be thoughtful squeaky wheels. Thanks

  6. Sara Golling

    Excellent analysis. I suspect most people could add to the evidence that we need SO much better communication — utilizing updated use of technology — and SO much more concern for the patients’ time, money, and convenience in our health system.

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