Patient-centred care and self-management support in primary health care
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Patient-centred care (PCC) is prominent in current healthcare, particularly in relation to the care of people with chronic diseases/conditions. Self-management by patients, in tandem with self-management support (SMS) provided by medical/health professionals, is a key strategy in chronic disease management. Patient-centredness is viewed as central to SMS. This RESEARCH ROUNDup discusses PCC and SMS in primary health care (PHC) settings, including a brief outline of the history, policy context, and evidence base.