Patient Centered Design

IDEA Speak - Patient Centricity

Boutros Boutros-Ghali once said "Drug development is becoming a people-centered process, whose ultimate goal must be the improvement of the human condition." Check out a few more of our favourites...

The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.

– William Osler

The physicians of one class feel the patients and go away, merely prescribing medicine. As they leave the room they simply ask the patient to take the medicine. They are the poorest class of physicians.

– Ramakrishna

The secret of the care of the patient is caring for the patient.

– Francis W. Peabody

We try never to forget that medicine is for the people. It is not for profits. The profits follow, and if we have remembered that, they never fail to appear.

– George Merck II

Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.

– Hippocrates

If people let the government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as the souls who live under tyranny.

– Thomas Jefferson

A traditional doctor gets paid to push pills, vaccinate, radiate, and basically exterminate people. No different than a contract killer—except the hit man is more honest, as he doesn’t claim to be helping humanity. Holistic medicine is the only way to go.

– Jarod Kintz

The patient's autonomy always, always should be respected, even if it is absolutely contrary - the decision is contrary to best medical advice and what the physician wants.

– Jack Kevorkian

It's hard to put the patient at the centre of everything you do when the shareholder is sitting right there.

– Mike Rea

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