Determining the features of person-centred models of care that patients value

    Publication year: 2018

    Providing care that is person-centred is a key goal for provincial and territorial health systems in Canada.(1) This is demonstrated by a number of provinces having recently put forward legislation or key strategies working towards this aim. For example, in 2014, the Ministry of Health of British Columbia (where this rapid synthesis was requested from) released their strategic plan, Setting Priorities for the B.C. Health System, which posited that the province’s health system needed improvement with respect to meeting the needs of key patient populations.(2) The plan listed providing patient-centred care as one of the eight priorities for the healthcare system and reiterated its importance in the 2015 report - B.C. Health System Strategy Implementation.(