Effectiveness of Patient and Family-Centered Care interventions: A Systematic Review

환자-가족중심 의료서비스의 융합적 성과: 체계적 문헌고찰

  • Yoo, Ji-Yeon (Department of Nursing, Graduate School, The Catholic University) ;
  • Ahn, Sung-Hee (College of Nursing, The Catholic University)
  • 유지연 (가톨릭대학교 대학원 간호학과) ;
  • 안성희 (가톨릭대학교 간호대학)
  • Received : 2019.04.11
  • Accepted : 2019.06.20
  • Published : 2019.06.28


This review aimed to analyze characteristics and performances of patient and family-centered care interventions and evaluate the convergence effectiveness. Randomized controlled trials were searched, selected, data extracted and quality-assessed using the Risk of Bias in 15 databases. Characteristics suggested from 21 studies were provision of information, education, communication and family and friend participation. There were 89 measurement variables of performances. Patient outcome was measured by mortality, length of hospitalization, etc., indicated as significantly improved in 18 studies. This review has provided evidence that patient and family-centered care improved experience and performance of diverse patients, families and health-care providers. There is need to convergence adopt patient and family-centered care and conduct evidence-based studies for improvement of quality of healthcare and patient safety in the future.


Patient-centered care;Family nursing;Medical service;Quality of care;Systematic review;Convergence

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Fig. 1. PRISMA flow diagram for the literature search.

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Fig. 2. Risk of bias graph for randomized controlledstudies.1)

Table 1. Characteristics of Selected RCTs2)

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Table 2. Intervention Characteristics of Selected RCTs 3)

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Table 2. Intervention Characteristics of Selected RCTs (Continued)

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Table 3. Intervention outcomes of selected RCTs 4)

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Table 3. Intervention outcomes of selected RCTs (Continued)

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