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Opinion: Paving the way to a patient-centered approach in health care

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute develops information that helps people answer the question, "What are the best options for people like me?"

We once thought of disease and its treatments with a one-size-fits-all mindset. That’s changing, and not just because “personalized medicine” has become the buzz phrase of modern health care. A new era of research delivering truly patient-centered results is also providing individuals with the information they need to select the treatment that most closely meets their specific needs.

How we experience disease and how we choose to be treated for it differ from person to person. For a young mom with cancer, longevity may be the desired

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