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Abstract

The surveys focus on patients' experiences in Primary Care Trusts (PCTs), and in outpatient and accident and emergency departments in Acute Trusts.

Main Topics/Subject Category
Admission to hospital, emergency care, the emergency department, waiting lists and planned admissions, hospital and ward conditions, care received from doctors and nurses, overall care and treatment, pain control, operations and procedures, leaving hospital, demographic characteristics
Variables
http://www.esds.ac.uk/findi[…]&class=0&from=sn#gs
Keywords
England, age, ambulance services, anaesthetics, bathrooms, choice, cleaning, clinical tests and measurements, debilitative illness, decision making, drug side-effects, educational background, emergency and protective services, families, food, gender, health, health advice, health consultations, health professionals, health services, hospital admissions, hospital outpatient services, hospitalization, information, information needs, interpersonal trust, lavatories, meals, medical care, medicinal drugs, noise pollution, nurses, pain control, patients, performance, personal hygiene, physicians, right to privacy, time
Identifier Variables
PCT, HA
Economic/Subject Categories
Quality measure, Proxies
Area of Health System
Secondary care
Data Available
Socio-economic, Demographic
Data collecting organization (s)
Picker Institute Europe and Healthcare Commission
Data Type
Survey (cross-sectional)
National/Regional
National
Coverage (date of field work)
2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Unit of Analysis
Aggregate, Individual
Sample

Adults in England who had had at least one overnight stay in hospital and were not maternity or psychiatry patients. Sample size ranged from 75,949 - 116,939 cases.

Availability
ESDS, UK Data Archive
Conditions of Access
Free registration access
Link
2005 http://www.esds.ac.uk/findi[…]te+Trusts:+Adult+Inpatients
2006 http://www.esds.ac.uk/findi[…]te+Trusts:+Adult+Inpatients
2007 http://www.esds.ac.uk/findi[…]te+Trusts:+Adult+Inpatients
2008 http://www.esds.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=6256
Contact
caroline.powell@pickereurope.ac.uk