Citation: The Patient: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research. , 2017 Sep 05; The Patient: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research. 11(2):217-223, 2018 04..Published: 2018; ISSN: 1178-1653.Full author list: Mosby DL; Manierre MJ; Martin SS; Kolm P; Abuzaid AS; Jurkovitz CT; Elliott DJ; Weintraub WS.UI/PMID: 28875457.Subject(s): Adult | Age Factors | Aged | Aged, 80 and over | Continental Population Groups | *Continuity of Patient Care/og [Organization & Administration] | Female | Health Status | Humans | Length of Stay | Male | Middle Aged | *Myocardial Infarction/su [Surgery] | *Myocardial Revascularization/mt [Methods] | Patient Discharge | *Patient Satisfaction | Sex Factors | Socioeconomic Factors | Time FactorsInstitution(s): MedStar Institute for InnovationDepartment(s): National Center for Human Factors in HealthcareActivity type: Journal Article.Medline article type(s): Journal ArticleDigital Object Identifier: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40271-017-0274-4 (Click here)Abbreviated citation: Patient. 11(2):217-223, 2018 04.Abstract: OBJECTIVE: Bridging the Divides (Bridges), a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services-funded program, developed a post-hospitalization care management infrastructure integrating information technology-enabled informatics with patient care for ischemic heart disease patients. The objective of this study was to assess patient satisfaction with the Bridges program and determine the patient characteristics associated with higher satisfaction.Abstract: METHODS: All adult English-speaking patients who underwent a percutaneous coronary intervention, coronary artery bypass grafting, or catheterization plus acute myocardial infarction and agreed to participate in the Bridges program were eligible. A survey instrument was administered to address patient satisfaction of care received, aspects of care that patients appreciated, and challenges faced. Descriptive statistics were calculated, and primary analyses included comparisons of overall patient satisfaction after discharge between procedure type, and according to age, sex, race, Elixhauser comorbidity count, and length of stay.Abstract: RESULTS: Four hundred and sixty-seven (46%) had complete or partial response rates. There was a statistically significant difference in the overall satisfaction among patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention, coronary artery bypass grafting, or catheterization plus acute myocardial infarction (p = 0.023). There were significant procedure by sex (p = 0.052) and procedure by age (p = 0.039) interactions. There were no statistically significant differences in overall satisfaction according to age, sex, race, comorbidity count, or length of stay.Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: This study identified several important components related to patient satisfaction for patients with ischemic heart disease. Results found that patients who underwent coronary artery bypass grafting were reportedly "very satisfied" when compared with patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention and catheterization plus acute myocardial infarction, as well as significant age and sex interactions between procedures.