This information is for reference purposes only. It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: https://info.ahrq.gov. Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information.
Please go to www.ahrq.gov for current information.
Patient-Centered Hospital Care: Staff Managed Pain, Responded When Needed Help, and Explained Medicines, by Hospitals, 2005
Bar chart shows percent of patients reporting "always"
||90th %ile Hospitals
||10th %ile Hospitals
|Staff managed pain well
(Patient's pain was well controlled and hospital staff did everything to help with pain)
|Staff responded when needed help
(Patient got help as soon as wanted after patient pressed call button and in getting to the bathroom/using bedpan)
|Staff explained medicines and side effects
(Hospital staff told patient what medicine was for and described possible side effects)
Data: CAHPS Hospital Survey for 254 hospitals submitting data in 2005. National CAHPS Benchmarking Database
Source: Commonwealth Fund National Scorecard on U.S. Health System Performance, 2006.
Previous Slide Contents Next Slide