Patient and family engagement: a survey of US hospital practices.
Approach to Improving SafetyResource TypeSetting of CareClinical AreaError TypesOrigin/Sponsor
This survey of acute care hospitals found significant variation for patient and family engagement activities. Most hospitals reported unrestricted visitor access, nearly two-thirds had formal error disclosure policies, and less than half had a patient advisory council. These findings demonstrate the gap between patient engagement recommendations and current hospital practice.