Discussion in 'Latest ME/CFS Research' started by Dolphin, Feb 26, 2017.
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I think the questions may mean patients are likely mixing up some current care and also care going back many years. Severity could be a confounder as the more severe one has been left, the more one may complain about how one was treated. So even if one thought the current care was reasonably okay, one still might answer questions with answers saying that the care was poor compared to people who are left less ill.
Also in general:
So I'm not sure how much we can glean from this research.
I'm not sure I recall seeing a definition of patient satisfaction before:
We are given some information about the membership of the ME Association or at least those who responded to the survey. Women comprised 89.1% of the respondents so men were excluded.
Table 2 Sample characteristics
I'm not sure this proves that a long-term GP relationship by itself leads to better primary care quality. Another interpretation is that when people are happy with their GP, they don't change while if they are unhappy with the care/their GP they do change their GP.
I thought that was a little interesting: people can have other health problems.
It would be interesting to have a breakdown based on different specialist/specialist services. For example a more biomedical approach versus a more biopsychosocial/CBT/GET approach.
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