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  • Kartono Mohamad
    Para dokter yth, Kutipan di bawah ini bukan dimaksudkan untuk menggurui para dokter yth. Saya yakin para dokter Indonesia sudah jauh lebih pandai daripada
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 13, 2013
      Para dokter yth,
      Kutipan di bawah ini bukan dimaksudkan untuk
      menggurui para dokter yth. Saya yakin para dokter Indonesia sudah jauh
      lebih pandai daripada saya. Kutipan ini sekadar pengingat, kalau kata med
      rep "reminder", karena terkadang kita (saya) mendengar keluhan dari
      keluarga atau sahabat tentang sikap para dokter Indonesia sewaktu memberikan
      pelayanan. Kalau kebetulan para sahabat/keluarga itu dari kalangan mampu, adakalanya
      dibumbui dengan cerita tentang pelayanan di negeri jiran. Saya yakin
      bahwa tidak semua dokter di negeri jiran bersikap baik dan jujur. Tentu ada juga yang buruk. Tetapi cerita-cerita mereka yang pernah berobat ke negeri jiran membuat kuping agak panas juga.
      Kalau para dokter tidak berkenan, ya hapus saja dan lupakan.
      Terima kasih,
      Salam hormat
      Six Easy Ways to Improve Patient Satisfaction
        January 08, 2013|

      By Aubrey Westgate

      As patient satisfaction plays a growing role in physician reimbursement,
      make improving it a New Year’s resolution at your practice.
      “The fact of the matter is that the majority of physicians haven’t
      yet acknowledged the importance of the patient experience ... most
      doctors still deep in their hearts believe that they are doing a fine
      job clinically, that they diagnose accurately, and prescribe
      appropriately, and that’s what patients want,” Meryl Luallin, a partner
      at California-based medical practice consulting firm SullivanLuallin
      Group and a medical practice shadow coach, recently told Physicians Practice.
      But patients want more than that, she said. They want a positive experience when they visit their practice and a good relationship with their
      Here are some simple ways physicians and medical
      practices can improve the patient experience at their practices and
      boost those patient satisfaction scores.
      1. Reframe Responses. “The first thing — and this is something that’s so easy but doctors are not focused on — is how they respond to patients when patients come in
      and tell their story,” said Luallin, who has also spent time as a
      mystery patient. “If I go in and say, ‘I have a terrible time sleeping
      and I can’t get a full night’s sleep — I wake up in the morning
      exhausted.’ The doctor will say, ‘When did this start, what do you do
      for it now?’”
      Instead, he should take a few seconds to sympathize
      and empathize before getting into the bigger questions, said Luallin.
      She suggested saying something like, “Oh, I’m sorry to hear that, that’s got to be tough.” 
      2. Address appropriately. The second thing physicians can do is address every patient by name, said
      Luallin, noting that physicians often greet their patients by saying
      something like, “Hey, how have you been?” Or, “What brings you in
      “They rarely use the patient’s name, and yet, using the
      patient’s name implies the connection with the doctor and the patient
      feels more cared about,” she said.  
      3. Acknowledge new patients. Make sure your receptionist is very welcoming when someone comes to your
      practice for the first time. The same goes for physicians, said Luallin, noting that they should welcome new patients to the practice and, of
      course, greet them by name when in the exam room. “That’s when a patient is forming a lasting impression of the practice so make a big deal out
      of a new patient, make them feel special,” she said.

      4. Be upfront. While no patient likes a long wait in the reception area, it’s how the wait
      is handled that really affects patient satisfaction, said Luallin.
      A friendly greeting from the receptionist, an alert that the doctor is
      running behind, an apology for the inconvenience, and continual updates
      regarding the wait time can go a long way toward easing patient
      frustration, she said. 
      5. Don’t room too soon. If you anticipate that the patient will have a long wait once he’s
      placed in the exam room, consider having him wait for a longer period in the reception area, said Luallin.
      That’s because once you room
      the patient, they expect to see the physician quickly. The longer that
      doesn’t happen, the more frustrated they get. In addition, “In the
      reception area, at least [the patient] can get up and walk around, ask
      the receptionist what’s going on, how much longer, etc.,” said Luallin.
      6. Provide updates. If a patient is in an exam room waiting to be seen, be sure to check up on him frequently, said Luallin.
      “The doctor needs to have an understanding with the nurse or the medical
      assistant that every 15 minutes or more often, the nurse should knock at the door; peek in and say, ‘Dr. Jones has asked me to let you know we
      haven’t forgotten you, he’s still with another patient, he’ll be in as
      soon as he can, is there anything I can do to make you comfortable while you wait?’” said Luallin. “This makes the doctor come across as
      sensitive to the patient’s needs.”

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