Health-Related Quality of Life and Patient Experience in Care Homes

This describes the methods used and results from in 360 care homes in UK, Australia and New Zealand. Staff reported on 19,202 residents; 10,327 residents self-reported as well as 6,966 visitors. Residents with higher howRu scores reported better experience too. This demonstrated the practicality of measuring health status and experience at scale in care homes. The measures are simple to use, yet provide results that clearly discriminate between different homes, groups of residents and their experience.

Benson T, Bowman C. Health-Related Quality of Life and Patient Experience in Care Homes: A study in Three Countries. Medicine 2.0 London, Sept 2013.

http://www.medicine20congress.com/ocs/index.php/med/med2013/paper/view/1365


 

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