Improvements in neonatal care using experience-based co-design
Journal article, 2014

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to identify and improve patient care processes by collaborating patients, relatives and healthcare professionals. Design/methodology/approach – To identify and improve patient care processes by collaborating patients, relatives and healthcare professionals. Findings – Healthcare problems captured from collaboration between patients and healthcare professionals fall into simple, complicated and complex problems. Healthcare staff and patient experiences with patient processes differ, and a collaborative approach is needed to capture all areas needing improvement. Research limitations/implications – The conclusions are drawn from a project with few participants in a context that probably influenced the results. In contrast, other studies in the same area confirm the results. Practical implications – The study outcomes have direct implications for healthcare professionals who can learn from patients involved in quality improvements such as this experience-based co-design (EBCD) project. Originality/value – The paper contributes to limited studies on EBCD involving patients in healthcare quality improvements.

Patient involvement

Action research

Experience-based co-design

Quality improvements

Neonatal care

Author

Susanne Gustavsson

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Quality Sciences

International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance

0952-6862 (ISSN)

Vol. 27 5 427-438

Subject Categories

Other Mechanical Engineering

Pediatrics

Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine

Areas of Advance

Life Science Engineering

DOI

10.1108/IJHCQA-02-2013-0016

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10/7/2017