Measuring Patient Satisfaction
When choosing a heart and vascular center, high marks for patient satisfaction should be among the most important considerations. Although recommendations from neighbors and friends can be helpful, they may reflect too heavily on an individual experience during one stay. A more accurate way to predict what your experience will be like is to examine data reflecting the experiences of many people over time.
In measuring the quality of care and service, we turn to the people who know best: our patients. We survey our patients about their experience on the following factors:
- Confidence in caregivers
- Overall satisfaction
Our patients consistently rate our inpatient cardiac care units among the best — performing exceptionally well on overall satisfaction and understanding/sensitivity. Why? Because at Yale-New Haven Hospital, we value our relationship with patients. Every healthcare provider in our Heart and Vascular Center participates by:
- Seeking out new ways to provide informed, thoughtful guidance
- Providing the highest quality, safest, patient-focused care
- Being actively involved in research and quality initiatives
- Providing 24/7 emergency response care
- Keeping current in training on the latest cardiac diagnostic equipment and treatments
Patients have 24/7 access to a team of professional representatives and advocates whose primary job is to help resolve concerns or issues they may have during their stay-quickly and with the utmost sensitivity. Patients may call the Yale-New Haven Patient Assistance Line at 203-688-2333 to talk with their patient representative at any time, or visit Patient Relations & Services for more information.
See Quality and Safety
for more information about hospital quality measures..