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Int J Qual Health Care. 2014 Dec;26(6):592-605. doi: 10.1093/intqhc/mzu077. Epub 2014 Aug 20.

The use of data from national and other large-scale user experience surveys in local quality work: a systematic review.

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Department for Quality and Patient Safety, Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, Oslo, Norway.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

An important goal for national and large-scale surveys of user experiences is quality improvement. However, large-scale surveys are normally conducted by a professional external surveyor, creating an institutionalized division between the measurement of user experiences and the quality work that is performed locally. The aim of this study was to identify and describe scientific studies related to the use of national and large-scale surveys of user experiences in local quality work.

DATA SOURCES:

Ovid EMBASE, Ovid MEDLINE, Ovid PsycINFO and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

STUDY SELECTION:

Scientific publications about user experiences and satisfaction about the extent to which data from national and other large-scale user experience surveys are used for local quality work in the health services.

DATA EXTRACTION:

Themes of interest were identified and a narrative analysis was undertaken.

RESULTS OF DATA SYNTHESIS:

Thirteen publications were included, all differed substantially in several characteristics. The results show that large-scale surveys of user experiences are used in local quality work. The types of follow-up activity varied considerably from conducting a follow-up analysis of user experience survey data to information sharing and more-systematic efforts to use the data as a basis for improving the quality of care.

CONCLUSION:

This review shows that large-scale surveys of user experiences are used in local quality work. However, there is a need for more, better and standardized research in this field. The considerable variation in follow-up activities points to the need for systematic guidance on how to use data in local quality work.

KEYWORDS:

follow-up studies; patient experiences; patient satisfaction; quality of health care; review; survey

PMID:
25142685
DOI:
10.1093/intqhc/mzu077
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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