Patient-centered care shortens length of stay by 30%

Healthcare professionals partnering with patients in their own care management can help reduce their hospital stay by one-third (30 percent), according to a study published in European Heart Journal and conducted at Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Researchers studied 123 patients treated under the patient-centered principle and found that hospital length of stay shortened by 2.5 days, in addition to improved daily functional capacity, according to a press release this week. However, even with the shorter hospital stay, patients did not indicate better quality of life or changes in readmission rates. Press release