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Patients’ use and views of real-time feedback technology in general practice

Overview of attention for article published in Health Expectations, April 2016
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Title
Patients’ use and views of real-time feedback technology in general practice
Published in
Health Expectations, April 2016
DOI 10.1111/hex.12469
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Authors

Christine Wright, Antoinette Davey, Natasha Elmore, Mary Carter, Luke Mounce, Ed Wilson, Jenni Burt, Martin Roland, John Campbell

Abstract

There is growing interest in real-time feedback (RTF), which involves collecting and summarizing information about patient experience at the point of care with the aim of informing service improvement. To investigate the feasibility and acceptability of RTF in UK general practice. Exploratory randomized trial. Ten general practices in south-west England and Cambridgeshire. All patients attending surgeries were eligible to provide RTF. Touch screens were installed in waiting areas for 12 weeks with practice staff responsible for encouraging patients to provide RTF. All practices received fortnightly feedback summaries. Four teams attended a facilitated reflection session. RTF 'response rates' among consulting patients were estimated, and the representativeness of touch screen users were assessed. The frequency of staff-patient interactions about RTF (direct observation) and patient views of RTF (exit survey) were summarized. Associated costs were collated. About 2.5% consulting patients provided RTF (range 0.7-8.0% across practices), representing a mean of 194 responses per practice. Patients aged above 65 were under-represented among touch screen users. Receptionists rarely encouraged RTF but, when this did occur, 60% patients participated. Patients were largely positive about RTF but identified some barriers. Costs per practice for the twelve-week period ranged from £1125 (unfacilitated team-level feedback) to £1887 (facilitated team ± practitioner-level feedback). The main cost was the provision of touch screens. Response rates for RTF were lower than those of other survey modes, although the numbers of patients providing feedback to each practice were comparable to those achieved in the English national GP patient survey. More patients might engage with RTF if the opportunity were consistently highlighted to them.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 2%
Unknown 55 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 11 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 18%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 9%
Researcher 5 9%
Student > Bachelor 4 7%
Other 8 14%
Unknown 13 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 16 29%
Nursing and Health Professions 10 18%
Computer Science 4 7%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 5%
Social Sciences 3 5%
Other 5 9%
Unknown 15 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 10 February 2020.
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#2,625,588
of 15,625,699 outputs
Outputs from Health Expectations
#298
of 1,011 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#54,447
of 265,166 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Health Expectations
#11
of 41 outputs
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