Satisfaction of referring providers with neuropsychological services within a veterans administration medical center

Robin C. Hilsabeck, Tammy L. Hietpas, Karin J M McCoy

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Abstract

With the implementation of healthcare reform, it is essential for neuropsychologists to establish themselves as important members of healthcare teams and to work efficiently and effectively. The purpose of this study was to survey the satisfaction of referring providers with neuropsychological services, including turn-around time of reports and their essential elements, within a hospital system that uses electronic medical records. Findings revealed that referral sources are generally satisfied with neuropsychological services and find them valuable. They especially appreciate the neuropsychological report and detailed testing of cognitive and functional abilities and prefer the report within 2 weeks of the patient's appointment. Most find all sections of the report completely essential with the exception of test scores, and most are comfortable with recommendations made by neuropsychologists. With few exceptions, there were no differences among types of referring providers (i.e., physicians, psychologists, and social workers). Future surveys may wish to examine how neuropsychological services affect patient outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)131-140
Number of pages10
JournalArchives of Clinical Neuropsychology
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2014

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United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Patient Care Team
Aptitude
Health Care Reform
Electronic Health Records
Appointments and Schedules
Referral and Consultation
Psychology
Physicians
Surveys and Questionnaires
Social Workers

Keywords

  • Assessment
  • Professional issues

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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Satisfaction of referring providers with neuropsychological services within a veterans administration medical center. / Hilsabeck, Robin C.; Hietpas, Tammy L.; McCoy, Karin J M.

In: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, Vol. 29, No. 2, 03.2014, p. 131-140.

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Hilsabeck, Robin C. ; Hietpas, Tammy L. ; McCoy, Karin J M. / Satisfaction of referring providers with neuropsychological services within a veterans administration medical center. In: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology. 2014 ; Vol. 29, No. 2. pp. 131-140.
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