We would like to know what matters to you
Current medical practice focuses strongly on the diagnosis and treatment of the medical condition. Much of the conversations in these settings are about the patient and not actually with them.
This medical focus often does not take into account the patient’s needs, values and preferences. It also provides little opportunity for patients and their loved ones to actively participate in designing a treatment plan with outcomes that are most relevant for them.
We want to find out more what matters most to patients in the first 24 hours after their acute admission to hospital.
Hospitals in at least six different countries will conduct a brief survey of acute medical patients over a 48 hour period. Patients will be asked a small number of questions with regards to their expectations for this specific admission.
You are a patient or clinician and your hospital has signed up for this study? You want to get further information about this project? Find out more on this website!
Would you like to contact the team of researchers directly ?