Wolters Kluwer Health and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Launch "The Patient"
"First Journal Dedicated to Using Scientific Methods for Patient-Centric Research
Baltimore, MD (May 6, 2008) – The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Wolters Kluwer Health, a division of Wolters Kluwer, today published the premiere issue of The Patient: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, an international forum devoted to publishing research on patient-centered medicine.
The first academic journal in medicine to present solely the patient's perspective, The Patient addresses the growing concern that modern medicine has failed to adequately satisfy the needs of its most important stakeholder, the patient. In an era of managed care and cost-containment, current trends in medicine are being driven primarily by the needs and wants of healthcare payors. Even in academic medicine, new therapies are often studied in terms of their risks and benefits, measures that are chosen by physicians and researchers, often without the involvement of patients. The new journal will publish research to help advance a medical environment where patients are not just subjects but part of the scientific process."