Tag: "satisfaction" at medical news
Hospitals Discourage Consumer Questioning Of Bills, Study Suggests
...une index. Hospitals as an industry had only a 67% satisfaction
rate, whichwas a 5.6% drop from the previous year. The study, "Averting Expected Challenges Through Anticipatory ImpressionManagement: A Study of Hospital Billing," was written by Dr. Elsbach, Dr. RobertI. Sutton of Stanford University, and Dr. Krist...
Study Shows Child Health Plus Eases Access, But Some Barriers Remain
...act of Child Health Plus onaccess, utilization and satisfaction
for racial and ethnicminority groups. Child Health...iewersalso asked participants about their level of satisfaction
withChild Health Plus. The evaluation study was funded by theDepartment of Health as part of its ini...
Understanding Why Antibiotics May Be Over-prescribed For Patients With Sore Throats
... the doctor-patient relationship, but that patient satisfaction
was not necessarily related to receiving a prescri... of antibiotics, and two thirds of patients gained satisfaction
from receiving information and reassurance from their GPs. Doctors were divided about the possible ...
Faster Relief From Influenza Symptoms For 'High Risk' And Otherwise Healthy Patients With Inhaled Zanamivir
...gnificantly better health status scores andgreater satisfaction
with medication compared with the placebo group. All thesedifferences were shown to be statistically significant. When treating influenza with the currently available antiviral agents, such asamantadine and rimantadine, resistant virus emerges readi...
Managed-Care Incentives Should Be Disclosed, Physician Says
...Such plans arerequired to ask patients about their satisfaction
with quality of care andaccess to services and to report the results to the HCFA. Physician groups withmore than 25,000 patients are exempt from these additional requirements. Interpreting Incentives Gallagher and co-authors have several concerns a...
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Ranked "Most Preferred Hospital" In L.A. And #1 In Six Other Key Categories
...lthcareindustry, and has conducted more healthcare satisfaction
studies than any otherfirm. Cedars-Sinai's receipt of this Quality Leader Award was determined by theresults of the nation's largest and most comprehensive study of healthcareperformance. In addition to being chosen the most preferred healthcare faci...
Rigorous Evaluation Of "Hospitalist" Model Needed To Determine Impact Of This New Medical Specialty, According To UCSF Health Policy Researchers
...ing evidence concerning healthstatus outcomes, the satisfaction
of patients, providers, and trainees, and thecosts of care." Showstack and colleagues discuss the many components involved in evaluating theimpact of hospitalists in the supplement of the February 16 issue of the Annalsof Internal Medicine. The hos...
Oregon's Terminally Ill Patients More Likely to Have End-Of-Life Choices Respected, Study Finds
...ected, and familysurvivors report a high degree of satisfaction
with the care of their lovedones, according to new...r for Ethics. "The study alsoshows a high level of satisfaction
among family members about where their lovedones died. Over ninety percent of family members of pati...
Patient Satisfaction And Decision Making Quality Greatly Improved During Improved Medical Consultations, UCSF Researchers Report
...nquality (median score 9.7 versus 6.6); and higher satisfaction
with theirmedical consultation (median score 11 versus 7). Further, patients and physicians in the intervention group achieved asignificantly higher level of agreement about decision quality compared to thosein the control group. A patient's decision...
Senior volunteering indicates well-being
...sense of mastery overone's life, self-esteem, life satisfaction
and energy level. Moen will present her findings Aug. 8 at the American Sociological Associationmeeting in Chicago. The meeting begins today (Aug. 6). "The fact that the still-employed do not reap the same kind of benefits fromvolunteering as do the ...
Many Virginians would increase taxes for K-12 education, study finds
... Other health and health care responses show more satisfaction
with carethan cost: 91 percent of Virginians are...ginian'sperceptions of their quality of life -- or satisfaction
with work, economicwell-being, the environment, home, and family. "In addition to opinions ...
Stress and social support linked to prostate cancer
...ty to cope with their dailylives, as well as their satisfaction
with their contacts with family members andfriends. The results of the study appear in the September issue of HealthPsychology. Levels of stress and social support clearly predicted the men's PSA levelswithin the study. After the researchers contro...
University of Michigan study finds patients and physicians encourage e-mail use
...of the organization how e-mail use influences the satisfaction
of patients and physicians,especially with regard to the patient/physician relationship the efficiency and timing of communication among patients, triage nurses, andphysicians The study is funded by the Intel Corporation and represents a collabor...
Hormone replacement therapy use limited
...that lead to better personal decisions and greater satisfaction
for this group, Bastian and her colleagues believe. Both studies appear in the December issue of Women's Health Issues. Using a sample of 318 menopausal women, Bastian and her colleagues found that the undecided women (33 percent) differed from ...
U-M health leaders offer an innovative framework for keeping academic medicine viable
...alth center employees, in a manner tied to patient satisfaction
scores. Improvements in communication with referring physicians through toll-free phone service, fax and e-mail so they can follow the progress of their patients in real time. Cost-cutting Redesign of clinical procedures and purchasing to impr...
Program to increase use of advance directives reduces use of health care services
Implementation of program does not affect satisfaction
or mortality CHICAGO - Implementation of a sys...e two groups of nursing homes were similar, aswere satisfaction
levels with the quality of care received. "Systematic application of the 'Let Me Decide' advance di...
Employers are primary source of health plan information
...oalition to inform workers about employee-reported satisfaction
and perceived care-system quality. Information about the care systems also is disseminated through company newsletters, e-mail, websites, kiosks, educational sessions, and visits from care-system representatives. Seventy-six percent of the wo...
Parents want more communication when infants are being treated in hospital intensive care nursery
...alifornia. The research focused on the level of satisfaction
that parents experience in their interactions with physicians and other staff in the NICU, how parents view their role in regard to decisions about treatment, and if parents feel their participation in this role could be improved. "As neonatolog...
HMO physicians generally experience less job satisfaction
... these small increments of time would increase job satisfaction
and the quality of care." The researchers analyzed...hysicians completed questionnaires assessing their satisfaction
in 10 specific domains, including autonomy; personal time; income; patient care issues; community; a...
Insured minorities continue to face obstacles to health care, UCSF study reports
...acting their providers by phone and expressed less satisfaction
with their care than their non-managed care counterparts. These trends were similar when researchers compared managed care to non-managed care enrollees within racial/ethnic groups. Phillips emphasized that expansion of insurance coverage will ...
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