Journal Article

Patient participation in patient safety—an exploration of promoting factors.

Sahlström M; Partanen P; Azimirad M; Selander T; Turunen H.

This survey of medical inpatients at five academic medical centers in Finland aimed to elicit patients' perceptions of safety and experience of errors. Investigators found that encouragement from staff, education about patient safety, and comprehensible information all led to higher participation rates. The authors conclude that patients will be more engaged in their safety if frontline staff value patient involvement.