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Massachusetts Patients Offer Feedback on Their Experiences With Primary Care
Date:7/10/2008

well physicians' offices handle patients' access, service and care needs, such as:

-- whether patients feel they get timely appointments, care and information,

-- how well other clinicians in the practice cared for them, and

-- what level of service they get from office staff.

A sample of the statewide findings includes:

-- 67 % of adult patients and 73% of parents of child patients reported that their doctor always seemed to know the important information about their medical history.

-- Almost 70% of patients reported that someone from their doctor's office always followed up with test results for themselves or their child.

-- 60% of patients (adult and child) reported that their doctor was always informed and up to date about the care they received from specialists.

-- 54% of adult patients and 78% of parents of child patients reported that when they called the doctor's office with a medical question during regular office hours, they always got an answer to their question the same day.

MHQP's first statewide survey of patients' experiences with primary care physicians was released in March 2006.


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