There are a number of tools and methods that can be used to gauge patient satisfaction and quality of care.
The AHRQ Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) surveys ask consumers
and patients to report on and evaluate their experiences with health care. CAHPS® surveys ask patients to
report on their experiences with a range of health care services at multiple levels of the delivery system.
Several surveys ask about experiences with ambulatory care providers such as health plans, physicians’
offices, and behavioral health plans. Some of the surveys ask about experiences with care delivered in facilities
such as hospitals, dialysis centers, and nursing homes.
Based upon the first letter of your last name, create a survey for either an Outpatient setting or Inpatient
First Letter of Last Name (M -Z) Outpatient and Ambulatory Surgery CAHPSPreview the document
Review Existing Validated Survey’s
Based upon your last name, review your assigned CAHPS® surveys
From your assigned survey, select five (5) closed ended survey questions. Cut and paste into a word
Then convert the five (5) questions to an open-ended question but save the original 5 closed ended questions.
(Change to an open-ended question by eliminating the answer choices and leave a blank for the person to fill
in an answer). Now you should have 10 questions; 5 open-ended and 5 closed ended questions in your word
Create a Survey in Survey Monkey
Set-up a free account on Survey Monkey.
Select “sign up” in the upper right-hand corner.
It should show you a registration form for a free account.
Use the ten questions created above (5 open-ended and 5 closed ended) to develop a survey in Survey
Post the survey in the Survey Monkey Links Discussion area by the middle of the module week. Post your
survey link under the assigned discussion thread (Outpatient/Ambulatory or Child Hospital). Confirm the topic
by indicating the assigned topic in your thread.
owns the device, many insurance companies have provided coverage of the therapy by using a case-by-case system, determined by the medical necessity of treatment. The Musella Foundation for Brain Tumor Research and Information created an assistance program from patients needing TTF therapy for recurrent GBM. Also, certain patients who live in the United States and meet specific income conditions can receive up to $5,000 per year for the treatment (ECRI Institute 2016). According to the New York Times, Novocure offers the treatment for free for patients without health coverage (Grady 2014). Prognosis When patients used Optune (TTF therapy) for 12 hours or more a day and also took TMZ during the same period, 86% of patients increased their survival rate compared to just taking TMZ alone. The more compliant patients were with using the device, the better their outcome was. In order to get the best results and maximal survival benefit, patients should aim to use the device for at least 18 hours a day. For patients who had compliance over 90%, their median survival was 24.9 months and their 5-year survival rate was 29.3% (Ram 2017). When dealing with glioblastoma (GBM), the median overall survival rate is around 15 months and the rate of 5-year survival is estimated to be 5% (Tykocki 2018). Conclusion In conclusion, hyperthermia therapy and tumor treating field therapy come from very different scientific concepts, but both aim to kill cancer cells and save cancer patient’s lives. Hyperthermia treatment was created after witnessing patients with high fevers achieve remission and tumor treating field therapy was created after someone thought of the idea. Although hyperthermia therapy has been since the ancient times, not much has changed with the process since the early 1900’s and it is still used in the same fashion today, if used at all. Even though in addition with radiation, hyperthermia therapy shows therapeutic results, very few cancer treatment centers boast about their use of this specific therapy. It is covered by Medicare and some insurance companies though, so we can assume it is still used today. On the other hand, Tumor Treating Fields have only recently been discovered and on the market for doctors to prescribe and for patients to use. Since discovering the success of the treatment, many clinical and preclinical trials are in the works and they will hopefully achieve promising results. Already, the amount of time it has added for patients with GBM is lifechanging. This technology is one of the first to change the life expectancy for GBM in a very long time. Also, it has very little reported side effects for everything that it can do. There are many benefits to this treatment and very few, if any drawbacks, exce>GET ANSWER