Shorter Patient Surveys Catch On

Hospitals & Health Networks—April 26, 2016

Writer Karen Appold interviews Stephen Lyman, PhD, director of Hospital for Special Surgery's Healthcare Research Institute, for a Hospitals & Health Networks article about HSS' adoption of a shorter patient outcome survey for patients who underwent a hip or knee replacement.

"Our surgeons were worried that the [older] surveys were too long, and that patients were not completely filling them out," said Dr. Lyman. "They needed a more efficient method."

The article also indicates that, "The intent of the surveys is to gauge patients' abilities and sense of well-being after surgery, so the more patients who complete the survey, the more useful the results become."

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