Table 4Categorization of components of patient centered care

Coordination and integration of care
 Quality improvement
 Quality and safety
 Integrated care
 Prevention and health promotion
 Routine patient feedback to the practice
 Transition and continuity of care
Whole-person orientation
 Alleviation of fear and anxiety
 Respecting patients’ values, preferences and needs
 Emotional support
 Exploring the disease and illness condition
 Physical comfort
Enhanced clinician-patient relationship
 Patient engagement in their care
 Patient empowerment
 Finding common ground
Clinical information systems
 Publicly available information on practices
 Practice-based learning
Socio-cultural competence
 Community outreach
 Family and friend involvement in care

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