A team of UC Davis researchers found that people who are the most satisfied with their doctors are more likely to be hospitalized, accumulate more health-care and drug expenditures, and have higher death rates than patients who are less satisfied with their care.
Published today in the Archives of Internal Medicine, the national study is believed to be the first to suggest that an overemphasis on patient satisfaction could have unanticipated adverse effects.
Absolutely fascinating. This makes a ton of sense to me. This finding is absolutely associated with the fact that over 100,000 people die every year due to contact with the American healthcare industry. People often associate intensity/completeness with quality.
This is one of the major reasons why Sherpaa exists. We protect folks from what can be a dangerous healthcare industry and keep them away from it.
Patient satisfaction linked to higher health-care expenses and mortality