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Journal Article
Study

Patient and family engagement: a survey of US hospital practices.

Herrin J, Harris KG, Kenward K, et al. BMJ quality & safety. 2016;25:182-9.

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.