Patients' Global Ratings of Their Health Care Are Not Associated with the Technical Quality of Their Care

@article{Chang2006PatientsGR,
  title={Patients' Global Ratings of Their Health Care Are Not Associated with the Technical Quality of Their Care},
  author={John T. Chang and Ron D. Hays and Paul Shekelle and Catherine H. MacLean and David H. Solomon and David B. Reuben and Carol P. Roth and Caren J. Kamberg and John S. Adams and Roy T. Young and Neil S Wenger},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={144},
  pages={665-672}
}
Context Patients' overall ratings of their care could reflect its technical content, their interaction with the clinician, or both. Contribution The authors asked 236 vulnerable elderly patients to rate their care in the past 12 months and the interpersonal communication that they experienced. They also reviewed medical records for adherence to standards of care for common conditions. Overall ratings of care were high and directly correlated with ratings of interpersonal communication. Neither… 
Correction: Patients' Global Ratings of Their Health Care Are Not Associated with the Technical Quality of Their Care
TLDR
Patients' global ratings of health care were not correlated with technical quality of care but were more closely related to ratings for communication, and these figures were shown here to help visualize overlapping data points.
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