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Study finds patient satisfaction is associated with higher mortality

A study in the Archives of Internal Medicine reports that higher patient satisfaction was associated with higher overall health care expenditures and increased mortality. Read more.

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  1. This certainly gives pause to efforts to increase patient satisfaction – something I see as coming from marketing, not actual healthcare providers. Have we done our job as patient advocates and educators if satisfaction is associated with intense and futile inpatient care.

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