Colorado Hospital Association
With the shift in the health care landscape from volume to value, more hospitals are engaging patients in their everyday hospital activities. Like any profession, learning from the consumer can provide great insight on how to provide better service. Integrating patient and family advisory councils (PFACs) within the hospital setting is an excellent approach to learn from patients and increase the quality of care delivered in a hospital. The toolkit underscores PFAC support with quality and safety, patient satisfaction, patient outcomes and market share.