Improving patient experience is a fundamental component of patient-centered care and one of the key strategies for improving health care quality, delivery, and outcomes. Several studies have described the association between improved patient experience and better health outcomes among individuals with cardiovascular disease. These findings are important given that cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States and globally. This review summarizes the findings on patient-reported health care experiences and discusses how optimizing these experiences may be a tool to improve health outcomes among individuals with cardiovascular disease.
- patient experience
- patient satisfaction
- patient-provider communication
- shared decision making
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