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About the CQC Adult Inpatients survey: #InpatientExperience


Care Quality Commision
(CQC)have published the results of the 2017 adult inpatients survey. The survey involved 148 NHS acute trusts in England that sent questionnaires to a total of 183,692 patients. Responses were received from 72,778 people, which is an adjusted response rate of 41%. 

Trusts selected a sample of patients who received care in hospital during July 2017 by including every consecutive discharge counting back from 31 July until they had selected 1,250 patients. Fieldwork for the survey (the period during which questionnaires were sent out and returned) took place between August 2017 and January 2018.

The survey asked adults who have been admitted to an NHS hospital about the quality of their experience as an inpatient, covering issues such as communication with staff and involvement in their care, privacy and experience of hospital discharge.

See the results here!




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