Practical Reviews

Eliciting Perspectives on Breakdown in Care

Objective: To better understand hospitalized patient perspectives of breakdowns in care. Design: A qualitative study interviewing patients during or immediately following a hospitalization, using an iterative process to identify emergent themes. Participants: 979 patients admitted to medical-surgical units in 2 large tertiary care level hospitals in Baltimore and Washington, DC, and who had hospitalists as part of their care team. Methods: Patients were randomly selected from the 3 more...
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