A web-based, patient-centered toolkit to engage patients and caregivers in the acute care setting: a preliminary evaluation

We implemented a web-based, patient-centered toolkit that engages patients/caregivers in the hospital plan of care by facilitating education and patient-provider communication. Of the 585 eligible patients approached on medical intensive care and oncology units, 239 were enrolled (119 patients, 120 caregivers). The most common reason for not approaching the patient was our inability to identify a health care proxy when a patient was incapacitated. Significantly more caregivers were enrolled in medical intensive care units compared with oncology units (75% vs 32%; P
Source: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Brief Communication Source Type: research

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