Involving patients in improving safety – The Health Foundation – January 2013

Posted on January 24, 2013. Filed under: Patient Participation, Patient Safety | Tags: |

Involving patients in improving safety – The Health Foundation – January 2013

“Much is being done to improve safety in healthcare. Patients themselves can help to safeguard their own wellbeing and promote change. This evidence scan describes ways that patients have been involved in improving safety.

The scan addresses the questions:
•How have patients and carers been involved in improving safety in healthcare?
•Is there any evidence that patient involvement leads to improved safety?

The main approaches to involving patients in safety improvement that the scan identifies include:
•collecting feedback retrospectively
•asking patients to help plan broad service change
•encouraging patients to help identify risks when they are receiving care.”

… continues on the site

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