Traditionally, satisfaction with adolescent healthcare has been measured from the perspective of the parent rather than the teen. Yet, teens that begin taking more responsibility for their own health as they age have opinions too. As part of the National Collaborative for Innovation in Quality Measurement, funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Dr. Deena Chisolm, principal investigator in the Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice, is developing and testing a survey that will measure patient satisfaction, perceptions of confidentiality, readiness for transition to adult care, quality of counseling on health behaviors and more from the teen perspective. The team will propose that the survey tool used in this study be implemented as part of the national Pediatric Quality Measurement Program.
Contact: Deena Chisolm, PhD