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Predictors of patient satisfaction with inpatient hospital pain management across the United States: A national study.

Predictors of patient satisfaction with inpatient hospital pain management across the United States: A national study.

Title
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsMcFarland DC, Shen MJohnson, Holcombe RF
JournalJ Hosp Med
Volume11
Issue7
Pagination498-501
Date Published2016 Jul
ISSN1553-5606
Abstract

Satisfactory pain management of hospitalized patients remains a national unmet need for the United States. Although prior research indicates that inpatient pain management may be improving nationally, not all populations of patients rate pain management as equally satisfactory. County-level predictors, such as demographics and population density, and hospital-level predictors (eg, hospital-bed number), are understudied determinants of pain management patient satisfaction. We created a multivariate regression model of pain management patient satisfaction scores as indicated by Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey results based on county and hospital level predictors. Number of hospital beds (β = -0.16), percent foreign-born (β = -0.16), and population density (β = -0.08) most strongly predicted unfavorable ratings, whereas African American (β = 0.23), white (β= 0.23), and younger population (β = 0.08) most strongly predicted favorable ratings. Greater attention should be placed on pain management in larger hospitals that serve foreign-born patients in population-dense areas. Journal of Hospital Medicine 2016;11:498-501. © 2016 Society of Hospital Medicine.

DOI10.1002/jhm.2576
Alternate JournalJ Hosp Med
PubMed ID26970075

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