Post by John Craine on Mar 19, 2016 7:55:23 GMT -5
Centering® is an evidence-based framework for healthcare where patients are seen in groups rather than one at a time. The Centering framework combines health assessment, interactive learning and community building to help introduce and support healthy behaviors. Centering is patient-centered care. The visit schedule and content follow nationally recognized guidelines with flexibility and time to explore health and wellness topics that fit the group's needs. Receiving healthcare in a group setting leads to greater social engagement, learning, and self-confidence.
The Centering framework is adaptable to many different chronic and sub-chronic health conditions. Well established models include CenteringPregnancy® prenatal care and CenteringParenting® well baby / well mother care. Centering has been successfully used with both low risk and high risk patient populations. Many studies have demonstrated significant improvement in health outcomes, patient satisfaction and reductions in the costs of care.