Why is Patient-Centered Health Care Important?

Paul D. Cleary
Anna M. R. Lauder Professor of Public Health and Dean of the School of Public Health, Yale University

As America strives to deliver affordable health care to all, improving quality is vital. Patients can tell us how they experience medical encounters, so patient surveys provide valuable information to enhance trust and make treatments more effective.

Read Cleary's brief here.

Learn more about Cleary's public service and research on quality health care, the relationships between patients and health care providers, and the care of patients with AIDS.