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AHRQ--Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Advancing Excellence in Health Care

Topic Suggestion Description

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Date submitted: July 29, 2014

Briefly describe a specific question, or set of related questions, about a health care test or treatment that this program should consider.
Determinants of patient Satisfaction with procedural healthcare.


Describe why this topic is important.
4050 million Americans undergo medical or surgical procedures each year accounting for more than 50 of the costs of inpatient care. Little is known about the critical determinants of patientcentered outcomes in this population.

Potential Impact

How will an answer to your research question be used or help inform decisions for you or your group?
Identification of the most relevant domains of assessment for patient satisfaction with procedures will inform development of performance metrics in anesthesia surgery and multiple medical domains.

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Physician Director of Quality Management
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