Quick Byte: Take a seat

Enhancing patient satisfaction


A survey of 305 inpatients showed that patients who reported that at least one provider sat down while caring for them were more likely to feel that their provider spent appropriate time with them and that their provider kept them well informed. The authors concluded that sitting down at a patient’s bedside improves some aspects of patients’ and families’ experience of their hospital care, and should be included in hospital efforts to improve the patient experience.


1. Adebusuyi OA et al. Does sitting enhance patient satisfaction in the hospital? [abstract]. J Hosp Med. 2017; 12 (suppl 2). Accessed Aug. 7, 2017.

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