Putting the Patient First: A Scoping Review of Patient Desires in Canada

Allie Peckham, Dara Laxer, James G. Wright, Sara Allin, Husayn Marani, Nadia Alam, Reham Abdelhalim, Greg Marchildon

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Patient-centred care is a key priority for governments, providers and stakeholders, yet little is known about the care preferences of patient groups. We completed a scoping review that yielded 193 articles for analysis. Five health states were used to account for the diversity of possible preferences based on health needs. Five broad themes were identified and expressed differently across the health states, including personalized care, navigation, choice, holistic care and care continuity. Patients’ perspectives must be considered to meet the diverse needs of targeted patient groups, which can inform health system planning, quality improvement initiatives and targeting of investments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere26499
Pages (from-to)46-69
Number of pages24
JournalHealthcare Policy
Issue number4
StatePublished - May 1 2021
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health Policy


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