Incorporating the Patient’s Voice in the Continuum of Care

Authors: Bradford R. Hirsch MD and Amy P. Abernethy MD
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Bradford R. Hirsch, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medical Oncology, Duke University School of Medicine and the Director of Clinical Informatics and Learning Laboratories at the Duke Center for Learning Health Care. He works to help reform the evidence development system in the United States in order to develop a learning health care system.

The ideas and viewpoints expressed in this editorial are those of the author and do not necessarily represent any policy, position, or program of NCCN.

Amy P. Abernethy, MD, directs the Center for Learning Healthcare (CLHC) in the Duke Clinical Research Institute. She also directs the Duke Cancer Care Research Program (DCCRP). As Director of the CLHC, Dr. Abernethy spearheads the organization to develop and test practical solutions to facilitate learning health care delivery systems and evidence-based, patient-centered care. Dr. Abernethy is an internationally recognized expert in health services research and delivery in patient-centered cancer care, symptom management, and palliative care.

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