Document Type: Commentary
Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
Health and Social Services Systems, Knowledge Translation and Implementation Component of the Quebec SPOR-SUPPORT Unit, Université Laval, Quebec, QC, Canada
Université Laval Primary Care Research Centre (CERSSPL-UL), Université Laval, Quebec, QC, Canada
Department of Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Université Laval, Quebec, QC, Canada
Canada Research Chair in Shared Decision Making and Knowledge Translation, Quebec, QC, Canada
Considering the growing recognition of the importance of patient engagement in healthcare decisions, research and delivery systems, it is important to ensure high quality and efficient patient engagement evaluation tools. In this commentary, we will first highlight the definition and importance of patient engagement. Then we discuss the psychometric properties of the patient engagement evaluation tools identified in a recent review on patient engagement in healthcare organization- and system-level decision-making. Lastly, we suggest future directions for patient engagement and its evaluation tools.