Canadian Patient Experiences Survey on Inpatient Care

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The Canadian Institute for Health Information released the results of their first survey on patient experience during their care in Canadian hospitals. The Canadian Patient Experiences Survey on Inpatient Care (CPES-IC) gathered feedback from over 90,000 respondents from 300+ acute care hospitals. Based on the results, British Columbia needs improvement especially in communication and explanation of care from their physicians. The Patient Oriented Discharge Summary (PODS) may be one step to help address some of our issues in BC regarding patient access to important information following discharge. Overall, the survey provides important feedback for UBC’s Faculty of Medicine and their education and training of healthcare professionals.