Satisfied to Death

A Spurious Result?

Published in: Archives of Internal Medicine, v. 172, no. 14, Editor's Correspondence, July 2012, p. 1112

Posted on on July 01, 2012

by Mark W. Friedberg, Dana Gelb Safran, Eric C. Schneider

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This letter suggests several methodological reasons why patients who have higher patient experience scores may also have greater hospitalization rates, total expenditures, and mortality.

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