Friday, November 11, 2011

Are the Patients Pleased?

Surveys are being given out to patients after being discharged from the hospital.

In the next fews months, Medicare will start looking at the patient satisfaction surveys and take them into account when reimbursing hospitals.

The hospitals with the best scores will get more money, making some health care officials change their attitude and the way they take care of their patients differently.

Questions being asked include: Did the doctors and nurses communicate well? Was pain well controlled? Was the room clean and the hospital quiet at night?

To read the whole artice on The New York Times website, click here.

At Snyder & Wenner we strive to keep the community safe when hospital care is involved. We have become patient safety advocates by representing patients who have been harmed from hospital error. If you know someone who has been seriously harmed from a hospital error please feel free to contact us. The Snyder & Wenner website can be accessed by clicking the "Patient Safety Advocates" tab above.

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