Richard B. Freese, MD
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Freese R.; The Park Nicollet Experience. Ann Intern Med. 1999;131:792. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-131-10-199911160-00023
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1999;131(10):792.
Patient acceptance was our biggest concern, and we monitored this carefully. One hundred ninety-eight patients discharged between 1 September 1993 and 30 November 1993 (before the implementation of the hospital system) were surveyed with a mailed questionnaire and a reminder postcard. We also sent a subsequent additional mailing to nonrespondents. These persons made up the baseline inpatient group. The identical questionnaire was mailed to 214 patients discharged between 9 January 1994 and 1 March 1994 (just after the start of the hospital service). Finally, 368 patients discharged 18 months after the inception of the hospital service were surveyed in an identical fashion.
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