Aim and Methods
Strand 1: The experience of patient with long term conditions in hospital
We plan to analyse data from a national survey to examine reports from patients with one or more limiting long-term conditions (LLTCs) and compare them with those of patients without LLTCs. The aim is to determine how the hospital experiences of patients with limiting long-term conditions compare to those without such conditions.
We will analyse data from the 2011 national inpatient survey to compare the experiences of three groups of patients: those with no limiting long-term conditions (No-LLTC), those with one limiting long-term condition (S-LLTC), and those with two or more limiting long-term conditions (M-LLTC). A short form scale (Oxford Patient Involvement and Experience – OxPIE) will be created from the questionnaire items and used to compare the groups using logistic regression.
Timing and Outputs
This study will be conducted in the early part of Phase II. A report and journal article are the planned outputs.
Angela Coulter, Paul Hewitson, Crispin Jenkinson