When Is My Care Team Rounding? A Simple Signage Intervention to Increase Awareness of Rounding Times

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J Patient Exp. 2021 Apr 18;8:23743735211007358. doi: 10.1177/23743735211007358. eCollection 2021.

ABSTRACT

Patient and caregiver awareness of multidisciplinary rounds (MDR) times, and their subsequent involvement in MDR, aids in decreasing adverse health outcomes, reducing average length of stay, and increasing satisfaction. The objective of this study was to increase patient and caregiver awareness of MDR times using signage interventions and to assess the state of rounding processes with patient and caregiver satisfaction pre- and post-intervention. We administered survey questions to assess MDR interaction and awareness regarding MDR times. Patient and caregiver awareness of rounding times increased significantly by 25.87% (P = .0043) post-intervention. Although patients' confidence in the physician remained largely unchanged after the intervention due to high initial confidence levels, MDR satisfaction metrics increased slightly post-intervention. Thus, our signage intervention increased rounding time awareness in the MDR process.

PMID:34179417 | PMC:PMC8205355 | DOI:10.1177/23743735211007358

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