Ratings also differ significantly by specialty group
To investigate whether physician attire can affect a patient's experience, researchers performed a cross-sectional study on 10 academic hospitals spanning the 4 main geographical regions of the US.
Researchers compared industry-vetted patient satisfaction surveys such as the Press Ganey PSS between physicians with and without negative reviews.
Most people do not believe that professionals including health care providers should be allowed to refuse to provide services based on their conscience or beliefs.
The Physicians Foundation commissioned a survey of health care consumers to examine attitudes on the physician-patient relationship, the cost of health care, social determinants, and lifestyle issues.
Providers who give patients their email addresses have higher satisfaction, but this does not appear to impact patient satisfaction.
Patient satisfaction was reportedly worse with clinicians denying certain requests, including laboratory test, referrals, pain medications, and other tests.
Patients believe that physicians who communicate face-to-face without a computer have better compassion, communication skills, and professionalism.
Working with a scribe significantly improves physicians' overall satisfaction, satisfaction with chart quality and accuracy, and charting efficiency.
Most patients are using online reviews as a first step to finding a new doctor, and physicians should be proactive in asking patients for feedback either at the end of the visit or through online communication.
Many patients record office visits, often listening back to the tapes themselves or sharing with their caregiver.
Patients who were able to read visit notes and submit feedback highlighted personal, relational, and safety benefits.
Despite lower reported effectiveness for labor pain, the degree of patient satisfaction in women who received nitrous oxide is similar to that of women who received neuraxial modalities.
For patients with chronic pain receiving opioids, provider satisfaction is not associated with functional outcomes.
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