School of Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Hourly Rounding, Scripting, Patient Satisfaction, HCAHPS Scores
Family Practice Nursing | Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing | Nursing Administration
Rivera, Katherine, "Increasing HCAHPS Scores by Scripting of Hourly Rounding" (2018). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1878.
The Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) is a standardized national report on patient perceptions of care and is now linked to hospital reimbursement by both government and now some independent insurance companies. Healthcare systems are therefore very interested in ways to increase patient satisfaction within their facilities. This evidence-based practice pilot project was based on the Iowa Model of Evidence and used a quasi-experimental process to ascertain if adding scripting to the hourly rounding process was able to increase patient satisfaction scores on the HCAHPS. The increase in patient satisfaction, in the area of perceived responsiveness of the staff specifically, indicates the patient satisfaction was affected by the scripting intervention.