Collection

Inpatient Experience Survey

The Inpatient Experience Survey is a postal survey with the aim of establishing the experience of a sample of adults who had a recent overnight hospital stay.


Introduction

The survey covers six specific areas of inpatient experience: admission to hospital; the hospital and ward; care and treatment; hospital staff; arrangements for leaving hospital; and care and support services after leaving hospital. The survey aims to help us understand more about the quality of services, and what needs to be improved.

2018

The survey was sent to a random sample of people, aged 16 and over, who had had an overnight stay in hospital in Scotland between April and September 2017.

A total of 51,440 questionnaires were sent out and 20,809 were returned, giving a response rate of 40 per cent. More information on the survey design, response rates and methodology can be found in the Technical Report.

Local Level Results (Interactive Dashboard)

2016

The survey was sent to a random sample of people, aged 16 and over, who had had an overnight stay in hospital in Scotland between April and September 2015. The questionnaire and survey design are substantially similar to those used for the 2014 survey.

A total of 43,901 questionnaires were sent out and 17,767 were returned, giving a response rate of 40 per cent. More information on the survey design, response rates and methodology can be found in the Technical Report.

2014

The survey was sent to a random sample of people, aged 16 and over, who had had an overnight stay in hospital in Scotland between April and September 2013.

A total of 43,893 questionnaires were sent out and 21,127 were returned, giving a response rate of 48 per cent. More information on the survey design, response rates and methodology can be found in the Technical Report.

Local Hospital and Health Board Reports

2012

The survey was sent to a random sample of people, aged 16 and over, who had had an overnight stay in hospital in Scotland between October 2010 and September 2011. The questionnaire and survey design are similar to those used for the 2011 survey.

A total of 55,231 questionnaires were sent out and 28,709 were returned, giving a response rate of 52 per cent. More information on the survey design, response rates and methodology can be found in the Technical Report.

Local Hospital and Health Board Reports

Survey materials

Archive

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