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The Influence of Expectations on Patient Satisfaction in the Pediatric Emergency Department

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00293982
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 20, 2006
Last Update Posted : February 20, 2006
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Medical College of Wisconsin

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine whether physician knowledge of parental pre-visit expectations improves patient satisfaction in the pediatric emergency department.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Patient Satisfaction Behavioral: Physician knowledge of parental expectations for the visit Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 948 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Study Start Date : June 2004
Study Completion Date : August 2005



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Patient satisfaction as measured by:
  2. 1. ratings of overall care
  3. 2. willingness to recommend the ED

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Ratings of degree to which expectations were met


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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Parent of child less than or equal to 18 years of age

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Inability to understand the English language surveys

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Locations
United States, Wisconsin
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, 53226
Sponsors and Collaborators
Medical College of Wisconsin
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Christopher D Spahr, MD Medical College of Wisconsin
Study Director: David C Brousseau, MD, MS Medical College of Wisconsin

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00293982     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CHW 04/22, HRRC 086-04
First Posted: February 20, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 20, 2006
Last Verified: February 2005

Keywords provided by Medical College of Wisconsin:
Patient satisfaction
Patient expectations
Pediatric emergency department