Compassion is a key component of high-quality care, but would you expect it to take precedence over price when it comes to your hospital’s providers? A new survey revealed that’s the case for 85% of patients.
Health technology company HealthTap released a new report showing that when ranking doctors, compassion is more important to patients than cost or wait times.
In the survey, 85% of patients reported compassion is very important to them when making a decision about health care, while only 31% said the same about cost and 48% said the same of wait times. Additionally, 85% of patients said a knowledgeable provider is very important to them.