Considering the Best Practice of Patient Involvement in Quality Improvement

Ensuring patient involvement in every aspect of healthcare is paramount to positive health outcomes and is a best practice for improvement processes. According to the article, “Patient involvement in quality management: rationale and current status”, through involvement in their care, patients served as catalysts for broad change in the attitudes of staff by providing a motivation for wider organizational changes. These patients were able to adopt different roles across projects where they shared their experiences, helped to identify improvement priorities and developed potential solutions with the staff that had cared for them.
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