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The Wall Street Journal reports:

“Hospitals are redesigning intensive-care units to make them safer and less dehumanizing, with a new focus on engaging families and patients in decisions.

“ICU teams are testing novel approaches to solicit input from patients and their families, and to honor their preferences and goals for care. Many are using apps and devices to link up medical teams with families. Evidence has shown that patient and family participation can improve safety and outcomes, and hospitals are putting a failure to treat patients with respect and dignity on a par with other preventable medical complications.”


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