Guide to Patient and Family Engagement in Hospital Quality and Safety

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Guide to Patient and Family Engagement in Hospital Quality and Safety

Description

The Guide to Patient and Family Engagement in Hospital Quality and Safety is a tested, evidence-based resource to help hospitals work as partners with patients and families to improve quality and safety. It provides four evidence-based strategies that hospitals can use to implement patient- and family-centered care practices. Each strategy includes educational tools and resources for patients and families, training materials for health care professionals, and real-world examples that show how strategies are being implemented in hospital settings.

    1. Information to help hospitals get started
    2. Strategy 1: Working With Patients and Families as Advisors
    3. Strategy 2: Communicating to Improve Quality
    4. Strategy 3: Nurse Bedside Shift Report
    5. Strategy 4: IDEAL Discharge Planning

    Developer:

    American Institutes for Research; Consumers Advancing Patient Safety; Health Research & Educational Trust; The Joint Commission; Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care

    Funding Sources:

    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

    History

    Release Date: 2013
    Original Summary: July 2013
    Last Updated: 07/31/13

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