Surgeon Satisfaction with Medical Device Choice

Sponsored White Paper

How Technological Advancements in Prosthetic Cardiac Valves Can Improve Healthcare Provider Satisfaction and Evolve Standard of Care

Bosto Strategic Edwards

For the last decade, care providers and institutions have emphasized the ‘Triple Aim’ of improving population health, enhancing care for individuals, and lowering per capita cost of healthcare. While these aims are crucial to improving health systems, in recent years a fourth aim, improving the experience of providing care, has grown in public importance, giving rise to the ‘Quadruple Aim’. Physician experience and satisfaction are important considerations, as poor physician morale can lead to burnout as well as lower patient satisfaction and worse patient outcomes.

In an effort to understand the impact of medical devices on surgeon satisfaction, Boston Strategic Partners surveyed 100 cardiac surgeons to gauge their satisfaction with a variety of marketed prosthetic aortic valves. Respondents were queried on their overall satisfaction with these valves, as well as satisfaction with specific valve characteristics, to determine which characteristics drive surgeon satisfaction. Lastly, the important decision factors surgeons consider when choosing valves for a procedure were examined, to understand which characteristics surgeons value in a product. This paper aims to demonstrate why institutions should consider surgeon satisfaction when choosing medical devices, and how surgeon input in the device selection process can help institutions meet the goals of the Quadruple aim.

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