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Patient or diagnosis-focused care — room and need for improvement

Think of which expression you use: ‘cirrhotic patient’ or ‘a patient with cirrhosis’. Nurses will pick ‘a patient with cirrhosis’ because their training enables an intuitive understanding of the patient as a person — more emphasis on the person is needed.

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Bager, P. Patient or diagnosis-focused care — room and need for improvement. Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol 18, 745 (2021).

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