Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Identifying patient priorities - completed #ProBonoOR project with Bloodwise

Bloodwise is the UK's specialist blood cancer charity.

Bloodwise carried out a survey to more than a thousand patients with a view to understand their level of satisfaction throughout different stages of their blood cancer experience. This presented an opportunity to identify which stages were more important.

The survey was divided in different sections corresponding to different stages of the blood cancer experience like diagnosis, treatment, post- treatment ,etc

The analysis followed a two stage approach. For each section a statistical drivers of satisfaction analysis was carried out. Since most questions asked patients to rate areas of support we performed some exploratory analysis (looking at each area of support separately) to assess their impact driving patient satisfaction. Finally by means of regression trees the volunteer identified a hierarchy of importance and establish which areas of support are absolutely essential.

Moreover by means of decision trees the volunteer identified the best method of delivery for each area of support; the options were by a medical professional, on a written format such as a leaflet or through friend and family.

Further details of the project can be seen in the case study slide below.

Bloodwise commented: 'Understanding which areas of support are essential has allowed us to prioritise patient support initiatives.'

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