|Title:||Patient-experience based organizational learning : criteria for a patient satisfaction measure as an effective indicator in home care settings|
|Authors :||Liberatore, Florian|
|Conference details:||International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM), Edinburgh, 11.-13. April 2018|
|Publisher / Ed. Institution :||International Research Society for Public Management|
|License (according to publishing contract) :||Licence according to publishing contract|
|Type of review:||Peer review (abstract)|
|Subject (DDC) :||610.73: Nursing|
|Abstract:||Organizational learning based on patient experiences can improve the process and quality of care. Especially the integration of patients’ views and experiences for quality improvement is becoming more important in the health care sector (Wensing & Elwyn, 2002). In the home care sector, in particular, the patient perspective is key. Because care-giving takes place at the patient’s home, the care process involves mainly one relationship – namely between the patient and the home care nurse. In the Swiss home care setting, the social context of this study, quality is mainly assessed through objective indicators such as the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI)1 , thus neglecting the subjective perspective of patients (Burla, Schaffert, Mylaeus, & Rüesch, 2010), even though patient satisfaction is one of the most commonly used and accurate outcome indicator in healthcare (Doyle, Graves, & Gruber, 2017; Mahon, 1996). This is why patients’ views and experiences should be integrated more strongly in home care settings. Research suggests different approaches to collecting and learning from patients’ views. One such approach involves patient satisfaction surveys, which are, in fact, conducted by many health care organizations (Wensing & Elwyn, 2002). Patient satisfaction surveys provide important insights into patient satisfaction with the health care services received. They can deliver key information about the whole process and the potential for optimization. Moreover, this information can be integrated into training measures and educational concepts (Burla et al., 2010). Patient satisfaction can, therefore, said to be a valuable source of process optimization, enhanced care quality, and continuous development within the organization (Fancott, 2016).|
|Departement:||School of Management and Law|
|Organisational Unit:||Winterthur Institute of Health Economics (WIG)|
|Publication type:||Conference paper|
|Appears in Collections:||Publikationen School of Management and Law|
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