Decision-Making for Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions: Patient Priorities Care

Help your patients identify their health priorities so that you can provide care that addresses what matters most to them.

Learn about the Patient Priorities Care approach and complete ACP’s interactive online curriculum, developed in partnership with the Patient Priorities Care team. The curriculum offers practical steps for clinicians and care teams to incorporate Patient Priorities Care effectively into practice.

Curriculum Contains:

  • Identifying Health Priorities CME/MOC
    This interactive module prepares you to help your patients identify their health priorities. 
  • Aligning Decisions and Care with Patients' Health Priorities CME/MOC
    This interactive module discusses how clinicians can translate a patient’s priorities into health care decisions in collaboration with patients. 
  • Background CME/MOC
    This interactive module introduces clinicians to the Patient Priorities Care approach of identifying the health priorities of older adults with multiple chronic conditions and then aligning care to what matters most to individual patients.

How does Patient Priorities Care work?

Patient Priorities Care is an approach that involves aligning care among all of a patient’s clinicians with what matters most to that patient—especially older patients who have multiple chronic conditions for whom evidence-based medicine might not exist or be the best choice. It is about understanding each patient’s health outcome goals and health care preferences and ensuring that the care provided is in line with those goals. Patient Priorities Care resources address the What Matters “M”, the core element of the Age-Friendly Health Systems (AFHS) 4Ms Framework: what Matters, Medication, Mentation, and Mobility.