Satisfaction with hospitals up slightly
■ An occasional snapshot of current facts and trends in medicine.
Quick View. Posted July 9, 2007
Patient satisfaction in hospitals has seen a modest increase.
A recent survey shows a rise from 83.0% satisfaction in January 2002 to 84.2% in October 2006.
The survey also found patients are far more critical of their surroundings than of their care.
Source: "2007 Hospital Pulse Report: Perspectives on American Health Care," Press Ganey report