Lancet GH: People-centred care

4 June, 2024

Extracts and a comment from me below.

'Patient-centred care emphasises the importance of the psychosocial elements of illness and enabling patients to participate in their own care, ensuring that their values and preferences guide all clinical care decisions...

'However, crucial gaps in evidence-informed guidance could limit the adoption of people-centred care, including how people-centred care is operationally defined, rigorously measured, and effectively implemented across a variety of settings and income levels...'

For and with people: announcing the Lancet Global Health Commission on people-centred care for universal health coverage and a call for commissioner nominations

David B Duong et al.

Lancet Global Health

Open Access Published: May 29, 2024DOI:

COMMENT (NPW): Quality health care is dependent on universal access to reliable healthcare information for health workers, patients and policymakers. There is a lack of high-level political and financial commitment to accelerate progress, as indicated by our recent global consultation for WHO.

HIFA profile: Neil Pakenham-Walsh is coordinator of HIFA (Healthcare Information For All), a global health community that brings all stakeholders together around the shared goal of universal access to reliable healthcare information. HIFA has 20,000 members in 180 countries, interacting in four languages and representing all parts of the global evidence ecosystem. HIFA is administered by Global Healthcare Information Network, a UK-based nonprofit in official relations with the World Health Organization. Email: