Inpatient Experience Survey – Exploring differences in inpatient experience

April 4, 2017 by No Comments | Category Health and social care

Today, another report for the Inpatient Experience Survey 2016 was published. This time, the results being published have focused on whether certain characteristics or factors are associated with people’s experience of their care whilst in hospital. All the survey questions, which could be answered in a positive or negative way, have been included in this analysis.

Key findings

The general picture shows the following characteristics have a significant association:

    • Self-reported health status: those reporting fair or poor health were more negative than those reporting good health
    • Pre-existing health conditions: people with pre-existing health conditions were more negative than those with no pre-existing condition
    • Age: older people were more positive than those younger
    • Gender:males were more positive than females
    • Admission type: people admitted as an emergency were more negative than those who had a planned admission to hospital
    • Type of hospital: people being treated in General, Community and Other hospitals were more positive and those being treated in Large General hospitals were more negative than those being treated in teaching hospitals.
    • Deprivation:people who live in SIMD 4 or SIMD 5 (least deprived) areas of Scotland were more negative than those living in SIMD 1 (most deprived).

Full details of the findings and the method of analysis used can be found on our patient experience web pages.

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