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Adverse events less likely with patients involved in self-care


Patients have a more favourable impression of their care and are less likely to suffer an adverse incident if they are involved in their care, a study has found.

American researchers surveyed 2,025 patients and reviewed the medical records of 788.

They found 99.9 per cent of those surveyed reported positive responses to at least one method of participation while there was an inverse relationship between participation and adverse events.

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  • michael stone

    I think rather more detail about the meaning of 'method of participation' might have been helpful, above !

    And, some figures for how much less likely to suffer adverse incidents, and what types of adverse incidents.

    Almost no detail, at all, in there !

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  • yes thanks, we already know this and if you work in developed continental Europe patients do participate in their care!

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  • speaks for itself

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