Robert J. Wolosin

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OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to investigate how domains of patient satisfaction in hospitals predict Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) global rating scores to support hospital administrators in dealing with reimbursement changes. BACKGROUND Medicare's inpatient value-based purchasing program ties a(More)
Little is known about the current status of hospitalized patients' perceptions of safety or what affects them. This study analyzes safety ratings data of more than 600,000 patients. After describing how patients rate their safety in US acute care hospitals, we delineate the greatest opportunities for improving patient experiences of safety in hospitals. In(More)
BACKGROUND Hospitals use patient satisfaction surveys to assess their quality of care. A key question is whether these data provide valid information about the medically related quality of hospital care. The objective of this study was to determine whether patient satisfaction is associated with adherence to practice guidelines and outcomes for acute(More)
The number of hospitalists in the US is growing rapidly, yet little is known about their worklife to inform whether hospital medicine is a viable long-term career for physicians. Determine current satisfaction levels among hospitalists. Survey study. A national random stratified sample of 3,105 potential hospitalists plus 662 hospitalist employees of three(More)
A brief, simple intervention designed to increase the adherence of female patients to their physicians' recommendations for screening mammograms was tested in several midwestern sites. Compared with a control group in which women were examined, told about mammography, and instructed to make an appointment for themselves, an intervention that scheduled(More)
Public demand for safer care has catapulted the healthcare industry's efforts to understand relationships between patient safety and hospital performance. This study explored linkages between staff perceptions of safety culture (SC) and ongoing measures of hospital nursing unit-based structures, care processes, and adverse patient outcomes. Relationships(More)
Satisfaction surveys of patients who had a gastrointestinal procedure at an ambulatory surgery center in 2002 were drawn from a national database and analyzed. The resulting data were used to report the status of patient satisfaction with their care and to illustrate several ways in which patient satisfaction data can be used to guide quality improvement(More)
BACKGROUND Nearly two-thirds of hospitals in the United States are served by hospitalist physicians. How hospitalist work patterns and job satisfaction vary across various practice models is unknown. METHODS We administered the Hospitalist Worklife Survey to a randomized stratified sample of 3105 potential hospitalists and 662 hospitalist members of 3(More)
BACKGROUND The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations standards for pain management for hospitals took effect on January 1, 2001. A study was conductedto determine whether, and to what degree, patients' ratings of their satisfaction with pain control had changed during the four years after implementation of the Joint Commission(More)
BACKGROUND Observers predict that the influx of women into the medical profession will alter the way in which medicine is practiced, incorporating more "feminine" values of caring, listening to patients, and patient centeredness, in contrast to the "masculine" values of curing, dictating to patients, and care provider centeredness. Consequently, patient(More)