An article published in the current issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) cites several challenges to the incorporation of patient preferences in decision-making and guideline-directed care. In The Optimal Practice of Evidence-Based Medicine: Incorporating Patient Preferences in Practice Guidelines, the Mayo Clinic-affiliated authors also discuss the complexity of patient preferences, and offer suggestions for future actions to be taken to incorporate patient preferences into guideline panels.

Patient-centered care, and the inclusion of patient preferences in cancer care planning and coordination, are advocacy priorities for the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship.

 

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