Journal article

Is greater patient involvement associated with higher satisfaction? Experimental evidence from a vignette survey.

Søren Birkeland, Marie Bismark, Michael John Barry, Sören Möller

BMJ Qual Saf | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Patient-centredness is an essential quality parameter of modern healthcare. Accordingly, involving patients in decisions about care is required by international laws and an increasing number of medical codes and standards. These directives are based on ethical principles of autonomy. Still, there is limited empirical knowledge about the influence of patient involvement on satisfaction with care. OBJECTIVE: In a large national vignette survey, we aimed to empirically test healthcare users' satisfaction with healthcare given different degrees of patient involvement, choices made and outcomes. METHODS: A web-based cross-sectional survey distributed to a randomised sample of men in D..

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