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Reflections on children participation in care during hospitalization

      Patient participation in health care is not a new trend in research and is well established in adult population (
      • Boenink M.
      • van der Scheer L.
      • Garcia E.
      • van der Burg S.
      Giving voice to patients: Developing a discussion method to involve patients in translational research.
      ;
      • Vahdat S.
      • Hamzehgardeshi L.
      • Hessam S.
      • Hamzehgardeshi Z.
      Patient involvement in health care decision making: A review.
      ). Increased patient satisfaction (
      • Birkeland S.
      • Bismark M.
      • Barry M.J.
      • Möller S.
      Is greater patient involvement associated with higher satisfaction? Experimental evidence from a vignette survey.
      ), reduced anxiety (
      • de Looper M.
      • Smets E.M.A.
      • Schouten B.C.
      • Bolle S.
      • Belgers E.H.J.
      • Eddes E.H.
      • van Weert J.C.M.
      The patient navigator: Can a systematically developed online health information tool improve patient participation and outcomes related to the consultation in older patients newly diagnosed with colorectal cancer?.
      ), improved communication with health care providers (
      • Eriksen J.
      • Bygholm A.
      • Bertelsen P.
      The association between patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and patient participation in chronic care: A scoping review.
      ) are some of the outputs that have been associated with higher patient participation in health care.
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