Evidence based dentistry
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Patient Centred Care
Patient centred care refers to the active involvement of patients in decision-making about their treatment. Patients should be given the necessary information and opportunity to exercise the degree of control they choose over health care decisions that affect them [1]. At Evidental, we are strong advocates of this care model, and strive to accomodate differences in patient preferences and encourage shared decision making.
The B.C. Ministry of Health defines patient centred care as care that puts "patients at the forefront of their health and care, ensures they retain control over their own choices, helps them make informed decisions and supports a partnership between individuals, families, and health care services providers." [2]
To help keep you informed, we put a strong focus on education. To help understand your preferences, we use techniques such as decision tree analysis. We are committted to evidence based dentistry to bring you the most timely and accurate information about current dental practice.
[1] Crossing the quality chasm: a new health system for the 21st century. National Academies Press (2001).
[2] http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/library/publications/year/2015_a/pt-centred-care-framework.pdf