The Child and Family Hospital Experience: Is it influenced by family accommodation?

Investigator: Linda Franck, RN, PhD, FAAN
Sponsor: Ronald McDonald House Charities, Inc.

Location(s): United States


Patient and family experiences are important indicators of quality of care and little is known about how family accommodation affects hospital experience. We added questions about accommodation to standardized inpatient pediatric and neonatal intensive care unit family experience surveys at 10 U.S. hospitals to determine the accommodation types used by families, compare characteristics across accommodation types and explore accommodation-type influences on overall hospital experience outcomes.