Environmental Scan Report
This report was prepared for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) under contract HHSA 290-200-600019. It presents the results of an environmental scan conducted by AIR to serve as an evidence-based foundation for the development of the Guide to Patient and Family Engagement: Enhancing the Quality and Safety of Hospital Care.
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Institutes for Research
Maureen Maurer, MPH
Pam Dardess, MPH
Kristin L. Carman, PhD
Karen Frazier, MA
Internal Team Input
Key Informant Interviews
Data Abstraction and Analysis
Individual Characteristics of Target Audiences
Strategies and Interventions
Recommendations from Key Informant Interviews
Summary and Discussion
Knowledge Gained from the Process
Limitations of the Scan
Implications for the Guide
Appendix A: Draft Key Informant Interview Protocol
Appendix B: Summary of Search Terms
Appendix C: List of Web Sites Reviewed
Appendix D: Data Abstraction Protocol
This document is in the public domain and may be used and
reprinted without further permission.
A complete list of tools reviewed for this report is
available from Pam Dardess, MPH, Senior Research Analyst, American Institutes
for Research, Health Program,100 Europa Drive, Suite 315, Chapel Hill, NC 27517;
Phone: (919) 918-2311; Fax: (919) 960-6983.
The opinions presented in this report are those of the
authors, who are responsible for its content, and do not necessarily represent
the position of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or the Agency
for Healthcare Research and Quality.
None of the authors have any
affiliations or financial involvements that conflict with material presented in
AHRQ Publication No. 12-0042-EF
Current as of May 2012
Maurer M, Dardess P, Carman KL, et al. Guide to Patient and Family Engagement: Environmental Scan Report. (Prepared by the American Institutes for Research under contract HHSA 290-200-600019). AHRQ Publication No. 12-0042-EF, May 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/ptfamilyscan/index.html