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with commentary by Saul N. Weingart, MD, PhD, Engaging the Patient and Family in Safety, February 2013
This piece highlights the advantages to and limitations of engaging patients in patient safety.
Golden, CO: HealthGrades Inc.; May 2012.
This report used Medicare hospitalization data from 2008–2010 to explore correlations between patient–provider communication and patient safety in high-performing hospitals in the United States.
Journal Article > Study
Schenk EC, Bryant RA, Van Son CR, Odom-Maryon T. J Nurs Care Qual. 2019;34:73-79.
Patients and families enhance safety when invited to express concerns and provide feedback about their care. Qualitative interviews of hospital staff, patients, and families highlighted both patients' and families' unique skills as safety advocates as well as barriers to speaking up. An Annual Perspective delineates tools to promote patient engagement in safety.
Journal Article > Commentary
Partnering with pediatric patients and families in high reliability to identify and reduce preventable safety events.
Kirby J, Cannon C, Darrah L, Milliman-Richard Y. Patient Exp J. 2018;5:76-90.
Parents are important advocates for the safe care of their children. This commentary describes how one hospital built a toolkit to operationalize family members as partners to improve safety. The organization applied high reliability concepts to identify, recognize, and support projects at the hospital to successfully use patients' perspectives to design improvements.