There is growing evidence that higher patient engagement in treatment decisions and managing ongoing health conditions is associated with better outcomes of care at the same or lower cost. Patient engagement strategies such as shared decision-making, motivational
interviewing, and shared medical appointments, can equip patients with tools and resources to navigate treatment decisions and tradeoffs, improve health behaviors, and focus on optimizing the patient-centered outcomes that matter most to individual patients.
The degree of adoption of patient engagement interventions nationally, however, remains unclear. This study analyzes the 2017/18 National Survey of Health Organizations and Systems to assess practice-level adoption of patient engagement strategies. Then,
multivariable regression is used to identify the organizational factors most strongly associated with adoption of these strategies.