Tag: "satisfaction" at medical news
Women pleased with preventative mastectomy decision
...s, they surveyed the women on issues such as their satisfaction
with the surgical experience and their psychological state. The next step, says Metcalfe, is to determine if there is a significant difference between the women who elect to have double mastectomies and those who choose not to undergo surgery. Oth...
Patients should be consulted before dialysis treatment begins
...e year later, whereas the previous study looked at satisfaction
with care. Satisfaction with care and quality of life are both important to evaluate. Patients could be satisfied with their initial choice, even if their health outcomes are impaired later. Dr. Wu said, "Health-related quality of life is a multidime...
UNC to become regional center for research on health workforce
... perceptions of access and barriers to care, their satisfaction
with care and the quality of care they receive varies with the number of local physicians," Zaenger said. Another project will investigate whether National Health Service Corps dental alumni are more likely than comparable dentists to continue to wor...
Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, March 16, 2004
...sclosure of the error improved patients' trust and satisfaction
with their physicians but did not necessarily affect their feelings about seeking legal advice (Article, p. 409; Editorial, p. 482). Researchers studied responses of 958 adults who returned a survey containing a scenario that described a medical erro...
Should nurses conduct breast cancer follow-up visits?
...at women get a sense of psychological security and satisfaction
from the visit, and that the data collected are us...ted the follow-ups, this could result in increased satisfaction
among the breast cancer patients and a decreased cost of care. "Although Sweden and other countries ...
Be picky when served large portions
...who ordered the meal were also asked to rate their satisfaction
and the appropriateness of the portion size. In addition, their food intake was measured by weighing each entree in the kitchen before and after the meal. The results show that when customers were served 50 percent more ziti, they ate nearly all of...
Studies compare hysterectomy vs. other medical treatments for abnormal uterine bleeding
...ovement in symptom resolution (72 vs. 29), symptom satisfaction
(44 vs. 7), interference with sex (41 vs. 22), sex...oblems (13. vs. 1), overall health (12 vs. 2), and satisfaction
with health (31 vs. 14). By the end of the two-year follow-up, 17 (53 percent) of the women in the ...
UCSF Medical Center palliative care experts mentor health care organizations in end-of-life care
... shown to improve quality of care, improve patient satisfaction
and save money, said Pantilat. ...
Day-care services could be option for pregnancy complications
...es. However, women who had day care expressed more satisfaction
than those admitted to hospital, and experienced shorter hospital stays (17 hours compared with 2 days and 9 hours). Professor Turnbull comments: "We suggest that the results of this trial might be generalisable to other common and slowly progressin...
Clinic-based intervention program improves smoking cessation rates, study says
...ices by enhancing clinician self-efficacy and role satisfaction
and, importantly, reduce patient tobacco use," Schnoll and Engstrom write....
Non-drug treatment device delivers sustained blood pressure reductions within 3-4 weeks in the home
...h Prof. Cristina Giannattasio. "In fact, patients' satisfaction
with this treatment enabled a 6-month follow up that demonstrated continued compliance and sustained lower blood pressure levels." "We believe that these positive findings together with the successful results from the other 6 RESPeRATE clinical tri...
The future of nursing; overcoming obstacles today for a better tomorrow
...n plans to continue to monitor Press Ganey patient satisfaction
surveys and RN and CNA turnover and vacancy statistics, evaluate trends in staff satisfaction
data, and support diversity leadership programs. "When properly utilized, unlicensed competent per...
Pain resource nurses at Fox Chase Cancer Center seen as educators and advocates for a change
... well-being. However, a recent Press Ganey patient satisfaction
survey conducted at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Phi...eatment they already receive. Patients rated their satisfaction
with current pain relief treatment within 99 percent. Kathleen MacDonald, RN, BSN, OCN, contributes...
Survey shows new Mayo Clinic treatment for intractable low blood pressure
...t to continue using it. This finding on patients' satisfaction
of the new drug treatment is especially welcome be...ved treatment for orthostatic hypotension. Patient satisfaction
survey results will be presented by Dr. Paola Sandroni, specialist in neurology and primary author o...
Study shows heart biopsy possible via arm catheterization
...bruising," Gilchrist said. "All patients expressed satisfaction
with their procedure and one patient had the procedure repeated a year later from the same site without incident." Gilchrist notes that the biopsies were performed by an operator with extensive experience in using the transradial catheterization te...
Wavefront LASIK demonstrated superior to conventional LASIK
...rper and higher quality vision, and higher patient satisfaction
compared to conventional LASIK. The improvement w...and glare, better night vision, and higher patient satisfaction
based on a detailed patient questionnaire." Schallhorn's early findings compared the results the Na...
Survey of adults reveals life-long consequences of ADHD
...ademic and occupational potential, and limit their satisfaction
with themselves and their relationships. "The importance of diagnosing and helping adults with ADHD has often been debated by individuals, health care professionals and by society in general," saidJoseph Biederman, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Harv...
Patients happy with robo-doc
..., and answered questions," Kavoussi says. Patient satisfaction
with the robot visits, called "telerounding," was assessed by questionnaire two weeks after patient discharge from the hospital. Half of the patients said that telerounding should become a standard practice for post-operative patient management, and ...
Who wants to talk about premature ejaculation?
...-reported poor control over ejaculation (50%), low satisfaction
with sexual intercourse (23%), low satisfaction
with sexual relationship (30%), low interest in actually having sexual intercourse (28%), difficulty...
Computer system makes 'chain' of health care stronger, safer
...anscription costs dropped accordingly; and patient satisfaction
scores on post-hospitalization surveys jumped substantially. The four-month trial involved two hospital units where the Discharge Navigator was added to the U-M's existing electronic medical record system, called CareWeb, and two comparison units whe...
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