Improving patient safety through the involvement of patients: development and evaluation of novel interventions to engage patients in preventing patient safety incidents and protecting them against unintended harm.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
Hospitals and health care providers are developing new ways to involve patients and families in safety efforts. This report discusses a National Health Service program designed to enhance feedback opportunities from consumers and assess these initiatives. Although the investigators found no direct care improvements associated with the interventions, the approaches they used to test patient engagement strategies (such as the ability to raise concerns) were successful.