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Perspectives on Safety > Perspective
with commentary by Rosemary Gibson, MSc, The Patient's Role in Safety, March 2007
Patients have three roles in improving patient safety: helping to ensure their own safety, working with health care organizations to improve safety at the organization and unit level, and advocating as citizens for public reporting and accountability of hospital and health system performance. The following case illustrates how patients can help ensure their own safety.
Perspectives on Safety > Perspective
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.
Perspectives on Safety > Annual Perspective
with commentary by Rachel J. Stern, MD, and Urmimala Sarkar, MD, 2017
Patient engagement in safety has evolved from obscurity to maturity over the past two decades. This Annual Perspective highlights emerging approaches to engaging patients and caregivers in safety efforts, including novel technological innovations, and summarizes the existing evidence on the efficacy of such approaches.
Patient Safety Primers
Efforts to engage patients in safety efforts have focused on three areas: enlisting patients in detecting adverse events, empowering patients to ensure safe care, and emphasizing patient involvement as a means of improving the culture of safety.
Tools/Toolkit > Fact Sheet/FAQs
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; October 2001. AHRQ Publication No. 01-0017.
A brief presentation of "pearls" to allow consumers to take an active role in preventing medical errors.
Tools/Toolkit > Government Resource
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; October 2000. AHRQ Publication No. 01-0004.
This guide offers information and resources to allow consumers to understand quality health care. The site is organized to read page by page or to immediately browse to specific sections. Content areas include health care quality, quality measurement and tools, health care decision making, clinical trials, and a directory of resources.
Award > Award Recipient
Lindblad B, Chilcott J, Rolls L. Jt Comm J Qual Saf. 2004;30:551-558.
This rural hospital adopted a progressive approach to promote open communication with patients and families when disclosing medical errors. The initiative supported their efforts toward an improved patient safety culture.
Journal Article > Study
Engaging patients and family members in patient safety—the experience of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation.
Wale JB, Moon RR. Psychiatr Q. Spring 2005;76:85-95.
The article outlines initiatives undertaken by the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation to encourage patient and family member involvement in the safety of mental health services.
Web Resource > Government Resource
National Patient Safety Agency.
This Web site provides the United Kingdom's set of disclosure guidelines for communicating with patients and families regarding unintentional harm and includes links to associated tools and information.
USA Today. September 18, 2005.
This article shares guidelines for accompanying a family member during a hospital stay and offers strategies to facilitate communication and safety.
Award > Award Recipient
Anthony R, Ritter M, Davis R, Hitchings K, Capuano TA, Mawji Z. Jt Comm J Qual Saf. 2005;31:566-572.
Authors from the 2005 American Hospital Association McKesson Quest for Quality Prize citation of merit recipient highlight their use of collaborative rounds, in which family members may participate, along with multimedia tools to enhance the patient's role in safety.
Fabregas L. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. May 19, 2006.
This article reports on a system implemented at two hospitals that allows patients or families to initiate a "code" when a patient's condition raises serious concerns.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. June 1, 2006:1-2.
This article discusses one hospital's initiative to empower patients and their families to call for a rapid response team if they feel it is necessary.
Pittsburgh, PA: UPMC Shadyside Hospital; 2012.
This brochure informs patients and their families about the Condition H helpline at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Shadyside hospital, which can be used to call a rapid response team to immediately address concerns in a patient's condition. The helpline was developed in memory of Josie King.
The Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors.
This Web site provides medication safety information for consumers, including a list to help patients keep track of their medications.
Cambridge, MA: CRICO; 2006.
This educational video shares patient and family perspectives on how medical error affected their lives.
Journal Article > Commentary
The evolving role of health educators in advancing patient safety: forging partnerships and leading change.
Mercurio A. Health Promot Pract. 2007;8:119-127.
The author discusses the ways in which health educators are expanding their competencies to enhance patient safety, including building a patient-centered culture and collaborating with patients and families.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL: Joint Commission Resources; 2006. ISBN: 0866889965.
This book illustrates how health care providers have worked with patients to ensure safe care through improved communication, education, and health literacy assessment.
Landro L. Wall Street Journal (Eastern edition). May 30, 2007:D1.
This article describes several patient safety improvement efforts led by patients and families who have been affected by medical error.
Audiovisual > Meeting/Conference Proceedings
Third International Conference on Patient and Family-Centered Care: Partnerships for Enhancing Quality and Safety.
Institute for Family-Centered Care. July 30 - August 1, 2007; Seattle, WA.
This international conference provided insight and shared strategies from a variety of perspectives on improving patient-centered care.