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  1. The use of patient satisfaction data to assess the impact of continuous quality improvement efforts.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective 

    To quantitatively compare patient satisfaction with the visit to an academic otolaryngology office before and after quality improvement efforts.

    Design 

    Survey research of convenience sample of new patients.

    Setting 

    Outpatients offices of the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Mo.

    Patients 

    New patients seen between November 1993 and March 1994 (phase 1) and November 1995 and February 1996 (phase 2).

    Intervention 

    Numerous departmentwide quality improvements efforts were begun between phase 1 and phase 2. The Visit Rating Questionnaire, a 9-item patient-based questionnaire, was used to measure patient satisfaction.

    Main Outcome Measure 

    The percentage of patients who rated their visit overall as excellent.

    Results 

    Overall, 973 patients participated.

    The percentage of patients who rated their overall visit as excellent was 570 (58%) of 1067, while it was 200 (41%) of 491 for phase 1 and 370 (64%) of 576 for phase 2 (khi2=63.8 ; P<. 001).

    Using a process control chart for the percentage of patients who rated the visit as excellent demonstrated special cause variation, indicating that the continuous quality improvement efforts had made an impact on patient satisfaction.

    Conclusions 

    The impact of continuous quality improvement efforts can be documented with patient satisfaction measures. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Satisfaction, Malade, Qualité, Soin, ORL pathologie, Questionnaire, Prospective, Homme, Enquête

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Satisfaction, Patient, Quality, Care, ENT disease, Questionnaire, Prospective, Human, Inquiry

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0473580

    Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 10/04/1997.