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Patient Satisfaction with Hospitals on the Rise, Report Finds

Thomas Northcut/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- HealthGrades is releasing its annual report on hospital patient satisfaction, a survey of patients across 3,797 U.S. hospitals.  They report that there has been an increase of positive responses by an average of 1.6 percent. 

The report finds that on the plus side, patients were most satisfied with the discharge instructions, with 81% expressing that opinion. 

In the negative column, patients were least satisfied with the quietness of their rooms and the explanations provided about the medications they were being given -- 55% and 58%, respectively.

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