Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Bedtime reading: supported staff makes for better patient experience

Veena Raleigh of the King’s Fund and colleagues have undertaken a study analysing associations between staff survey results and inpatient experience in 166 acute and specialist trusts in England. This study is unique in its scale, using 2006 data from Healthcare Commission administered surveys which received responses from about 70,000 staff and more than 80,000 patients. It employs multiple linear regression to measure associations between patient and staff responses at each trust, and only includes staff directly involved in patient care.

Full text from the Health Policy Digest Research Findings summaries issue 29