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Arthritis Case Study: Personalized vs. General Treatment

PhRMA June 13, 2016

Every patient is different. That’s why it is so important for individuals to decide – with their doctor – which care options are best for them. Differences in genetics, health conditions, family history, individual preferences and life circumstances all shape dierences in patient treatment needs. Because of this, personalized treatment plans keep the patient perspective front and center in care decisions. One-size-fits-all treatment protocols encouraged by payers – such as the government or insurance plans – may work for an average patient, but may not represent the best care for an individual. This case study looks at what that means for a patient like Mary.