A study published in the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Care Network found that patients who were highly satisfied after talks with their providers benefited from more efficient health care, fewer trips to the office and better health outcomes.
The study, conducted by the American Cancer Society’s Ashish Rai and colleagues, aimed to analyze any links between satisfaction ratings and health outcomes, according to a Journal of Clinical Pathways report.
Results of the study indicated higher satisfaction ratings were correlated with fewer comorbidities, fewer visits to the office in the first year and less ED visits in the same time frame.
“These results emphasize the need for individualized communication strategies for patients with cancer and survivors shaped by their distinct requirements,” the authors of the study wrote.
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