A microsystem assessment : communication - the foundation for patient satisfaction
Schlepp, Kathryn Michelle.
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The intent of this project was to focus on improving communication between total joint patients and care team with the aim to improve patient satisfaction. Communication between patient and care team is a large factor that can shape a patients care experience. A tool to improve communication between patients and their care team was implemented to address expected outcomes and improve patient satisfaction. This tool was a question prompting sheet that was used during the post-operative, inpatient period to help address patient specific questions and concerns, increase and improve communication with the care team and create a higher level of patient satisfaction. The tool created additional opportunities for direct patient communication related to their specific questions and concerns which created the ability to address the individual patient concerns.