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The Young Patient Survey, 2004 was designed to provide actionable feedback to each participating NHS trust on young patients' views (aged under 17) of the care they had received in Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) in England.

Main Topics/Subject Category
Hospital admissions (emergency and routine), waiting time, choice of admission date and whether cancelled, food, noise, cleanliness of ward, toilets and bathrooms, ward safety and security, toys, entertainment, play, educational, visitors facilities on ward, courtesy and helpfulness of doctors and nursing staff, information given to patient and relatives regarding treatment and drug prescriptions, parent/guardian participation in treatment and decision-making, pain, operations, pain control, reassurance given by staff, discharge from hospital, overall medical care received.
England, age, bathrooms, children, choice, cleaning, clinical tests and measurements, decision making, drug side-effects, educational background, educational provision, emergency and protective services, ethnic groups, families, food, gender, health, health advice, health consultations, health professionals, health services, hospital admissions, hospital discharges, hospital outpatient services, hospital visiting, hospitalization, hospitalized children, information, information needs, interpersonal trust, lavatories, medical care, medicinal drugs, noise, pollution, nurses, pain, parents, patients, performance, physicians, recreational facilities, surgery
Identifier Variables
Economic/Subject Categories
Quality measure, Proxies
Area of Health System
Secondary care
Data Available
Risk behaviours
Data collecting organization (s)
Picker Institute Europe
Data Type
Survey (cross-sectional)
Coverage (date of field work)
Unit of Analysis

62,277 children in England aged 0 to 17 years who had been treated as inpatients or day cases in any part of the trust including adult wards and were not maternity or psychiatry patients, surveyed in 2004

ESDS Access and Preservation, UK Data Archive
Conditions of Access
Free registration access
Viner RM. Do Adolescent Inpatient Wards Make a Difference? Findings From a National Young Patient Survey. Pediatrics 2007; 120(4):749