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Reporting on Patients' Experiences with Primary Care: Resources and Examples

Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2011 Annual Conference

On September 18, 2011, Lise Rybowski made this presentation at the 2011 Annual Conference. Select to access the PowerPoint® presentation (5.2 MB). Plugin Software Help.

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Reporting on Patients' Experiences with Primary Care: Resources and Examples

Lise Rybowski
The Severyn Group
September 18, 2011
Presented at the AHRQ 2011 Annual Conference

Slide 2

Agenda for this Presentation

  • Why you might want to tell consumers about patients' experiences with providers of primary and specialty care.
  • What you can report from the Clinician & Group Surveys.
  • How you can report the scores.
  • Challenges facing quality reporters and researchers.
  • Where to find guidance.

Slide 3

Most Physician Quality Reports Offer Something for...Some of Us

An image showing examples of topic lists from physician quality reports is shown.

Slide 4

Latest Trend: Patient Reviews of Small Subset of Doctors

Images of logos for Lifescript Doctor Review, Vitals, RateMDs, Angie's List, Book of Doctors, and Yelp.

Slide 5

Advantages of Patient Experience Measures

Everyone can relate.

  • Can I get appointments when I need them?
  • Will the providers listen to me?
  • Will the office staff be helpful?
  • If I choose this provider, am I likely to have a good experience?

And all doctors can be included.

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Measures Available from the Clinician & Group Surveys

For Adult and Child Surveys

  • Getting timely appointments, care, and information (5 items).
  • How well providers (or doctors) communicate with patients (6 items).
  • Helpful, courteous, and respectful office staff (2 items).
  • Patients' rating of the provider (or doctor) (1 item).

For Child Surveys only

  • Provider's (or Doctor's) attention to your child's growth and development (6 items).
  • Provider's (or Doctor's) advice on keeping your child safe and healthy (5 items).

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Measures from Cultural Competence and Health Literacy Item Sets

Cultural Competence Item Set

  • Providers are polite and considerate (3 items).
  • Providers give advice on staying healthy (4 items).
  • Providers are caring and inspire trust (5 items).
  • Patients' rating of trust in provider (on a scale of 0 to 10) (1 item).

Item Set for Addressing Health Literacy

  • How well providers communicate about medicines (6 items)

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Measures from the Newest Supplemental Item Sets

Health Information Technology Item Set

  • Getting timely answers to medical questions by E-mail (2 items).
  • Helpfulness of provider's use of computers during a visit (2 items).
  • Helpfulness of provider's web site in giving you information about your care and tests (3 items).

Patient-Centered Medical Home Item Set

  • Providers pay attention to your mental or emotional health (adult only) (3 items).
  • Providers support you in taking care of your own health (2 items).
  • Providers discuss medication decisions (adult only) (3 items).

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How You Can Report Survey Results

  • Which scores will you use?
  • How will you display them?

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Recommended Scoring Strategies: What Data Do You Report?

  • Average scoring—Reporting the mean across all of the response categories.
  • "Top box" scoring—Reporting only the score for the most positive categories (e.g., the proportion of patients reporting "always").
  • Learn more about these strategies:
    • "How To Report Results of the CAHPS Clinician & Group Survey".
    • Presentation at 11th CAHPS User Group Meeting.

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Display Strategies for Clinician & Group Survey Measures

  • Bar charts.
  • Stars.
  • Word icons.

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Example of Bars: MyCareCompare (Detroit area)

An image showing an example of bar chart of composite ratings for provider sites from MyCareCompare is shown.

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Example of Bars: MNHealthscores

An image showing an example of bar chart of composite ratings for provider sites from MNHealthscores is shown.

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Example of Stars: Massachusetts Health Quality Partners

Image: An example of star chart of composite ratings for provider sites from Massachusetts Health Quality Partners is shown.

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Example of Word Icons

Image: An example of using word icons to display composite ratings for provider sites is shown.

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Presenting Survey Results Alongside Clinical Quality Scores

An image showing an example of table presenting survey results with clinical quality scores is shown.

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Challenges Facing Quality Reporters

  • Patient survey results as one consideration among many.
  • Related: The need for summary scores.
  • The impact of Yelp and Angie's List.
  • Is anyone paying attention?

Slide 18

Where Can You Get Help?

Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Reporting on Patients' Experiences with Primary Care: Resources and Examples. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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