27 Jul 2017 | Health Quality Evaluation
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Using the interactive charts (below) to read patient experience survey results
National scores for all four domains have remained consistent since quarter 2, 2015. The national score for Partnership has increased in quarter 2, 2017 (see Figure 1).
Figure 1: National average scores for the four domains
The ‘physical and emotional needs’ domain rated the highest in all survey rounds. It includes the ‘humanitarian’ questions shown in Figure 2, which continuously scored the highest.
The three questions shown in Figure 3, continuously scored the lowest, indicating there is room for improvement.
Figure 2: Highest-rating questions of the four domains
Figure 3: Lowest-rating questions of the four domains
Table 1: Score of four domains by DHB
The national response rate has decreased to around 24 percent from 28 percent in last quarter.
Figure 4 shows the breakdown of response rates by distribution method. Response rates for surveys invited via email and SMS have stabilised at 30 and 14 percent, respectively, after some early fluctuations. Response rates for surveys invited via post decreased from around 40 percent to 30%. Although in past quarters it was the highest among all distribution methods, this quarter it was the same as email. Postal surveys have a high processing cost, so we encourage DHBs to undertake surveys via email or SMS where possible.
Figure 4: Response rates by survey distribution type
Response rates per DHB varied from 8 percent to 37 percent (see Table 1). Five DHBs achieved a 30 percent response rate or above in the current survey round.
DHBs are required to have at least 30 responses for results to be meaningful. West coast DHB, Hauora Tairāwhiti and South Canterbury DHB didn’t meet this requirement. (See also Appendix 1 for per-DHB scores for each of the four domains.)
Table 2: Response rates by DHB (%)
Nationally, respondents were reasonably representative of all ages and gender.
The under-representation of people aged 15-24 and 25-44 continued, as did that for Maori, Pacific and Asian origin. Tables 2–4 give a demographic breakdown of respondents.
Table 3: Representativeness by demographic group