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standardized patient

Teaching patient, see there.

patient

(pā′shĕnt) [L. patiens, suffering]
1. One who is sick with, or being treated for, an illness or injury.
2. One who is receiving medical care. See: table

standard patient

, standardized patient
An actor who is trained to represent a patient during a clinical encounter with a health care provider. His or her performance is used in health care education to help trainees recognize the signs and symptoms of diseases and how to gather and relay information during a patient interview.

surrogate patient

A normal, healthy individual who is employed to be examined and perhaps interviewed by health care students. The purpose is to provide students with the opportunity to examine an individual in a less stressful setting than would be the case if the person being examined were indeed sick. This also prevents persons who are ill from being subjected to multiple examinations by students. In some cases, the surrogate patient is an actor who has been instructed to pretend to be sick, injured, disabled, or hostile.
See: table
Quality IndicatorThe Patient's Viewpoint
AccessScheduling a visit with my health care provider was easy and convenient.
AttentivenessMy concerns were heard, and my needs were anticipated and addressed.
Availability of primary careI saw someone who knows me personally.
Availability of specialty careI saw someone who is skilled in managing my specific problems.
CommunicationI was able to contact my health care providers easily. We were able to talk to each other simply and directly. I was told what to expect during my care.
ContinuityFollow-up care was easy to arrange with professionals I already know.
CostMy care was affordable and was worth its cost.
CraftsmanshipI was carefully examined, and my treatment was technically competent.
DignityI was treated with respect.
HygieneThe facilities where I received care were spotless.
OutcomeThings turned out well. (If things did not turn out well, problems were anticipated and explained to me in advance.)
Time managementI was not left waiting for long. My health care providers respected my schedule.

standard patient

, standardized patient
An actor who is trained to represent a patient during a clinical encounter with a health care provider. His or her performance is used in health care education to help trainees recognize the signs and symptoms of diseases and how to gather and relay information during a patient interview.
See also: patient
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vital signs) during the procedure, and a live standardized patient who interacted with the resident in real-time.
Growing use of standardized patients in teaching and evaluation in medical education.
The teaching process described in the note extends the use of the standardized patient approach to gerontological social work practice and is a model whereby the client is played by the instructor rather than an outside actor (as suggested is typical by Robbins & Hoke, 2008).
Using Unannounced Standardized Patients to Assess the HIV Preventive Practices of Family Nurse Practitioners and Family Physicians.
This article discusses the elements involved in designing simulation cases for use with standardized patients (SPs) and describes how to integrate formative learning activities with SPs into an undergraduate curriculum.
Introduced in 1963, standardized patient is "the umbrella term for both a simulated patient (a well person trained to simulate a patient's illness in a standardized way) and an actual patient (who is trained to present his or her own illness in a standardized way)" (Barrows, 1993, p.
Yoo &Yoo, 2003 This Korean study compared a standardized patient, a traditional lecture/demonstration format, and practice on laboratory manikins in the teaching of mouth care, back care, position change, nelaton catheterization, and glycerin enema.
In addition, chapters are dedicated to standardized patient training and to debriefing of the encounter.
Paper presented at the meeting of Standardized Patient Training of the University of New Hampshire, Durham.
Project SwipeIT is an industry-wide initiative to advance the adoption of standardized patient health-insurance identification (ID) cards containing machine-readable information.
Several constraints on drug coverage and access to molecular testing are limiting the uptake of biomarker-associated agents and more standardized patient access to these treatments across the four cancers studied (breast cancer, NSCLC, CRC, and MM) is required.

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