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Abstract

A series of national patient choice surveys monitors patient awareness of choice and recall of having been offered a choice of hospital for their first outpatient appointment.

Main Topics/Subject Category
Choice of first hospital outpatient appointment
Variables

Awareness of choice, offered choice, factors when choosing a hospital, type of provider.

Keywords
Patient choice, SHA, hospital, appointment, waiting time
Identifier Variables
PCT, SHA
Economic/Subject Categories
Quality measure, Proxies
Area of Health System
Secondary care
Data collecting organization (s)
Ipsos MORI
Data Type
Administrative
National/Regional
National
Coverage (date of field work)
2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Unit of Analysis
Aggregate
Sample

All eligible patients referred by their GP in England

Availability
Department of Health
Conditions of Access
Free access
Link
http://www.dh.gov.uk/[…]/DH_086298
Contact
Tel: 02072104850
Publications
http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/hsru/hrep/publications/Choice%20review%20March%202009.pdf