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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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Ian Eaton has worked as a standardized patient for the Morchand Center for Clinical Competence at New York City's Mount Sinai School for Medicine for four years.

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