Geospatial analysis of hospital consumer assessment of healthcare providers and systems pain management experience scores in U.S. hospitals.

@article{Tighe2014GeospatialAO,
  title={Geospatial analysis of hospital consumer assessment of healthcare providers and systems pain management experience scores in U.S. hospitals.},
  author={Patrick James Tighe and Roger B. Fillingim and Robert W. Hurley},
  journal={Pain},
  year={2014},
  volume={155 5},
  pages={1016-26}
}
Although prior work has investigated the interplay between demographic and intrasurvey correlations of Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) scores, these prior studies have not included geospatial analyses, or analyses that take into account location effects. Here, we report the results of a geospatial analysis (not equivalent to simple geographical analysis) of patient experience scores pertaining to pain. HCAHPS data collected in 2011 were examined to test… CONTINUE READING
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