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.
- Weingart SN, et al. Hospitalized patients’ participation and its impact on quality of care and patient safety. International Journal for Quality of Care 2011; 23: 269-277
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