I’m doing some research for one of my grad classes with a focus on how the Affordable Care Act impacts quality of care. While there are objective measures of quality such as hospital reimbursement rates, I believe the patient perspective is invaluable as well. Quality, then, must be addressed and defined from the various view points of those in the health care system.
I would like to gather some patient responses prior to my presentation. Personally identifiable information will not be included, rather, the aggregate of the information provided to me will be summarized for my class.
So, if you have an opinion on how quality affects your health care, please comment here or feel free to contact me over the next few weeks.
What would you like to see change in terms of quality of care?
Do you think that the way your health care providers measure quality is an adequate representation of the type of care you receive?
Have you noticed changes- good or bad- in your quality of care since the passage of the Affordable Care Act?
Is your health care delivery environment upfront about how they plan to improve the quality of your care?
These are just starting points, but any and all information provided will be useful and is greatly appreciated.
Thanks for your help!