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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article

From tokenism to empowerment: progressing patient and public involvement in healthcare improvement.

Ocloo J, Matthews R. BMJ quality & safety. 2016;25:626-32.

Patient participation is considered a key component of patient safety initiatives. This review examined patient engagement programs and policies and determined that the current methods do not result in true public involvement in safety improvement. The authors suggest broader strategies are needed to engage the public in co-designing a safer health care system.