We want 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 seven different countries conducted a brief survey of acute medical patients over a 50 hour period. Patients were asked a small number of questions with regards to their expectations for this specific admission.
Thank you so much to all who supported this project, patients and staff alike. The study has been published.