Hospital Self-Assessment Inventory for Patient- and Family-Centered Care

American Hospital Association (in partnership with Institute for Family-Centered Care, Bethesda, Maryland, USA)
Chicago, Illinois, USA
 
To facilitate the implementation of the Institute of Medicine’s recommendations in its landmark report, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, the American Hospital Association (AHA) partnered with the Institute for Family-Centered Care, to produce the Strategies for Leadership: Patient- and Family-Centered Care Toolkit. The toolkit contains the following:
 
The Patient- and Family-Centered Care: Partnerships for Quality and Safety Video presents the core concepts of patient- and family-centered care, profiling a process of change in two institutions and featuring the perspectives of patients, families, clinicians, and administrative leaders.
 
The Video Discussion Guide assists hospital leaders in facilitating discussions and developing an action plan for change.
 
The Resource Guide provides information about the concepts of patient- and family-centered care, case studies, references, as well as guidance on how to advance such care within hospitals and health systems. 
 
The Hospital Self-Assessment Inventory helps evaluate existing patient- and family-centered care within a hospital and identifies opportunities for improvement.

Background
The AHA distributed this toolkit to every hospital chief executive in October 2004 and is currently making it available through download on their web site. The Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care uses the toolkit in their training seminars and consulting work with hospitals and health care systems.

Directions
Complete instructions are included within the Hospital Self-Assessment Tool. The tool in and other resources can be downloaded from the AHA website.

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