Scottish cancer patient experience survey 2015-2016: exploring differences in patient experiences

Additional survey analysis which examines the relationship between the self-reported experiences of service users and a range of factors.

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Employment status, using those who work full time as the reference group, was a significant factor for 11 out of the 47 questions analysed – almost a quarter. All bar one of these questions were more positive for those not working full time compared to those who were. Respondents who were retired were most likely to be more positive – this being the case for 8 of the questions compared to the other categories who were more positive for two questions each.

Those who don’t work due to illness or disability were more negative about whether hospital staff did everything they could to help control their pain.


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