WASHINGTON— Today, Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) released the first data in a series of results from a recent survey of its kidney disease patient membership. The encouraging data highlights a high level of patient satisfaction with the care provided by dialysis facilities.
When patients were asked, "How would you rate the quality of care you currently receive at your dialysis facility?", DPC members responded with a mean score of 8.5 on a scale of one to 10, with 10 being the highest rating. The data demonstrates that nearly 80 percent of respondents said they are currently highly satisfied with their care by responding with a rating of eight or higher. The survey also showed that only 2 percent of patients were highly unsatisfied with their care, which was indicated by giving a score of zero to two on the scale.
The full patient satisfaction survey results can be found here, as well as information on the importance of this issue as it relates to how Congress and the Administration deal with the planned Medicare budget cuts due to sequestration. DPC will release further data points throughout the fall and early next year surrounding other important patient care and public policy topics.
To ensure non-biased results, DPC partnered with Ipsos, a global independent market research firm, to disseminate and compile the results. The survey was also made possible through support from Abbott Nutrition.