The surprising way to stay safe in the hospital.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
This news article summarizes the results of a survey exploring how patients' perceptions of respect from hospital staff corresponds with the potential for medical error. Recommended strategies for patients and families to build relationships and enable partnerships to help ensure safe care include engaging others to assist during a hospital stay, preparing for discussions with clinicians, being conscious of weak spots in the care process, asking questions, and taking notes.