Objective: To improve patient satisfaction with care at an occupational medicine clinic by promoting agenda-setting before the visit. Methods: We distributed agenda-setting form to 77 randomly selected patients attending an occupational health clinic and used another randomly selected sample of 36 patients as control group. Patients completed a survey regarding the acceptability of this procedure and whether they felt clinicians addressed their important concerns. Results: Most patients found the formhelpful (73%) and wanted it offered in future visits (74%). There was no statistically significant difference in terms of the proportion of patients expressing greatest satisfaction by answering, "strongly agree" (intervention [86%], control [97%]; odds ratio, 0.17; 95% confidence interval, 0.02 to 1.38; P = 0.06). Conclusion: Agenda-setting can improve patient experience before occupational visits but does not improve postvisit satisfaction.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of occupational and environmental medicine|
|State||Published - May 1 2013|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health