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Hospitalized patients' participation and its impact on quality of care and patient safety.

Weingart SN, Zhu J, Chiappetta L, et al. International journal for quality in health care : journal of the International Society for Quality in Health Care. 2011;23:269-77.

Hospitalized patients who reported a higher level of participation in their own care—for example, a greater understanding of their diagnoses—had a lower incidence of adverse events during hospitalization.