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Beyond HCAHPS, Patient Surveys Dig Into Functional Outcomes



Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Provider and Systems surveys only go so far. Now specialty disease, procedure measure, and mental status questionnaires ask patients—on their own terms—to tell doctors the results of treatment regimens.



3 comments on "Beyond HCAHPS, Patient Surveys Dig Into Functional Outcomes"
abiola olagoke (5/23/2012 at 2:56 PM)

Realising that the patient is the goal of any treatment modality, these measures being put in place are really welcome. Thanks for sharing this. I hope those of us in developing countries get to that point too where we make provider hospitals more responsible to patients and patients can say more about treatment modality outcome
Anthony_Cirillo_32556 (5/21/2012 at 8:33 PM)

Having just returned from the Assisted Living of America's annual conference, resident acuity, partnering with hospitals and positioning the industry as a transitional care provider were hot topics. This is great if providers actually collaborate and cooperate. However, there is still much silo thinking that abounds. Actual quality of life outcomes are important to measure. And outcomes will only be aided by an industry working together. I also look at this laundry list of additional reporting and wonder how providers and particularly front line staff will be able to actually care for patients and chart all of this for the bean-counters, regulators and watchdogs.
Kristin Baird, RN, BSN, MHA (5/17/2012 at 2:00 PM)

Cheryl, Thanks for another great article. This is such an important topic and once more validates the need for more consistent, high quality post-discharge follow up.