An Overview Of The AHRQ Patient Engagement Guide

Matt Mattox | Axial Exchange | July 16, 2013

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) released its patient engagement guide on July 8. The insights contained in the Guide to Patient and Family Engagement in Hospital Safety and Quality were field tested at 3 medium-sized hospitals across the country. 

Dr. Carolyn Clancy, from the AHRQ, suggested that the guide is a means of improving communication:

"Many of the errors we see in healthcare stem from communications problems. That's why we developed this resource, to give hospitals practical, evidence-based information to improve communication on the front lines of health care - and ulimately keep patients safer."