How health outcomes impact the patient experience
The patient’s voice is becoming increasingly important. More than three quarters of patients consider reputation when choosing a hospital. At the same time, growing out-of-pocket expenditure is fueling consumerism.
For patients, once they are diagnosed and have a clear care pathway, health outcomes are among the factors that matter most.1 “Outcomes” refers to both clinical and patient-reported health status.2 However, without engagement and communication, patient expectations will remain unclarified and therefore difficult to achieve.
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1 Patient Experience Journal, Vol. 3. Issue 1, Patient experience: Driving outcomes at the heart of healthcare J. A. Wolf CPXP, PhD
2 International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM): medscape.com/viewarticle/813443 (viewed latest on June, 12th, 2019)
3 The BMJ, Adverse events in British hospitals: preliminary retrospective record review: bmj.com/content/322/7285/517, using an average yearly exchange rate 2001 of GBP/USD of 1.4947, (viewed latest on August, 14th, 2019)
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