Engaging Patients, Improving Safety
Jonathan Welch, MD, MSc, BWH Department of Emergency Medicine shares his views with Health Affairs on the importance of engaging patients in health care decisions. The Health Affairs video is a partnership with the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and is hosted and reported by journalist John Dimsdale.
Welch recently published an article, “As She Lay Dying: How I Fought To Stop Medical Errors From Killing My Mom,” in Health Affairs detailing his experience of witnessing his mother die from cancer after receiving poor care for an infection. Welch advocates for the health system to involve patients and families in improving safety.
View the Health Affairs video.