Many Patients In US Hospitals Not Happy With Their Care

October 30, 2008

Harvard researchers have released a report which shows that for the most part patients in U.S. hospitals are not satisfied with care being received.Washington (ChattahBox) – Harvard researchers have released a report which shows that for the most part patients in U.S. hospitals are not satisfied with care being received.

A national survey was conducted and led by Dr. Ashish K. Jha from the Harvard School of Public Health.

The idea behind it was to try and gather up a great deal of data to see how patients perceived care they were getting at hospitals.

Researchers looked over data from the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Products and Systems survey which made up 60% of hospitals across the U.S.

In total they focused on 4,032 hospitals with reports of quality.

Overall, they found that one-third of all of the patients gave very low ratings to hospitals in pain management.

The report also revealed that one-fifth of patients gave hospitals low scores in the way they were discharged and talked to during the process.

Overall only 67.4% of patients would recommend the hospital they attended to someone else.

The study has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine.


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