To address the survey issues, the Craniofacial and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Center implemented a seven question patient experience survey.
The survey is provided to the patient on paper at the completion of their consultation and the intent is to have the survey completed then in real-time.
Patient experience surveys currently were conducted by phone, include up to 50 questions and could occur up to 30 days from the date of service.
This presented an opportunity for the Craniofacial and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Center to create a survey method to collect sufficient data to support improvement projects.
The completed surveys are placed in a locked box in the waiting room and are later collected by an appointed staff member for response data entry.
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The concept of a shortened, real-time completed patient experience survey revolves around the idea that the best recollection of the experience occurs immediately, and that responses will be increased by promoting the survey to become part of their exiting plan.The questions on the survey target the patient experience areas of wait times, active listening by the provider, patient education, helpfulness/courtesy of staff and phone response of clinic if applicable, and there is a comment section to allow the patient to include anything additional related to their experience.Clinic staff were involved in the planning of the survey content and implementation to ensure minimal interruption to the patients exiting the clinic after their consultation.This is an increase from Download a copy of the survey The Craniofacial and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Center of Dell Children’s Medical Center is located in the Strictly Pediatrics building on Barbara Jordan Blvd.It brings together physicians, allied health and other supporting services for the comprehensive treatment of children and adolescents with congenital malformations or traumatic injuries.Healthcare specialists from multidisciplinary fields work together to provide complete care to their young patients.Well-coordinated care offered in one hospital setting streamlines treatments, making it better for patients, their families and healthcare providers alike.Survey collection and data entry by appointed staff members allows for quicker reporting of responses in order to support improvement projects.The Craniofacial and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Center of Dell Children’s Medical Center has seen a response rate of approximately 50% since implementing the new patient experience survey."We are far from getting technology guidelines or any kind of mandated regulation.It is difficult to mandate a few guidelines or the technology adoptions, therefore, large hospitals have been doing it voluntarily," Mehta added.