Engaging patients as vigilant partners in safety: a systematic review

SourceMedical Care Research and Review.  Vol 67(2)  pp 119-149

Date of publication:  April 2010

Publication type:  Systematic Review

In a nutshell:  The article is a systematic review which looks a the feasibility and effectivess of the initiatives being used to prevent errors by promoting patient involvement .   21 studies were used in this review as they fulfilled the inclusion criteria used.

The study looks at the feasibility and effectiveness of the initiatives being used to prevent errors by promoting patient involvement. The results indicate that patients display positive attitudes towards engaging in their safety but their level of involvement varies. The perceived effectiveness of actions, self-efficacy, behavioural control beliefs, prevention of incidents are key issues for patients’ intenting to engage in their safety.

Length of publication:  29 pages

Some important notes:  Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article.  Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.

Acknowledgements:  EMBASE

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