Patient          Performance                         PERSONALIZED CARE. INTELLIGENT OUTCOMES.          I N S T I T U T EAB...
Patient          Performance                         PERSONALIZED CARE. INTELLIGENT OUTCOMES.          I N S T I T U T EFA...
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  1. 1. Patient Performance PERSONALIZED CARE. INTELLIGENT OUTCOMES. I N S T I T U T EABOUT THE PATIENT PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT TEST (PET)Developed by the Patient Performance Institute (PPI), the Patient Performance Enhancement Test (PET) is a uniquelycomprehensive tool for health care providers to identify the non-medical factors which impact a patient’s ability to followmedical instructions and overall outcome. The key characteristics it tests are: (1) socioeconomic/financial factors; (2)health literacy; (3) personality/emotional intelligence; and (4) family and social support. While other tests on certain ofthese characteristics are available, they are typically limited to a single characteristic. The PET offers a single reportingprofile to address all four factors in a form ready for widespread implementation at a busy health care provider.The PET is in an easy to use, multiple choiceformat. It tests and reports on the following:SOCIOECONOMIC/FINANCIAL FACTORSThe PET asks patients to self-report on certainsocioeconomic factors (i.e., financial challenges)that can impact the patient’s adherence to post-discharge medical instructions. The report backto the provider identifies the patient as high risk,medium risk or low risk for this category.HEALTH LITERACY EASY TO USE FORMATThe PET asks patient to self-report his or her owncomprehension of the instructions to-date, as wellas of past medical instructions, if applicable. It PERSONALITY/EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCEalso includes a test of the patient’s understandingof medical terms and education level. The report The PET tests ten personality/emotional intelligence traits thatback to the provider identifies the patient as high have been evidenced to impact the patient’s adherence torisk, medium risk or low risk for (1) the patient’s medical instructions. They include: (a) optimism/attitude; (b)understanding of medical instructions; and (2) control of emotions; (c) stress management; (d) ability to activelythe patient’s knowledge of medical terms. It also listen; (e) perseverance; (f) personal initiative; (g) self-esteem/includes special alerts noting that the patient confidence; (h) respect for authority/instructions; (i) feelings ofdoesn’t understand his or her current medical personal responsibility; and (j) self-awareness. The report backinstructions and/or that the patient has struggled to the provider gives an easy to use, color coded alert on eachwith prescription drug instructions in the past. trait, pinpointing vulnerabilities for each patient. To learn more, visit us at:
  2. 2. Patient Performance PERSONALIZED CARE. INTELLIGENT OUTCOMES. I N S T I T U T EFAMILY AND SOCIAL SUPPORTThe PET requests that the patient self-report on thelevel of both logistical and emotional support from his orher friends and family. The report back to the provideridentifies the patient as high, medium or low risk ineach of the logistical support and the emotional supportfactors. Special alerts also identify to the provider if thepatient has transportation challenges (logistical support)and if the patient self-reports as preferring to solvechallenges without asking friends or family members(emotional support), so that the solutions can bedeveloped accordingly. IDENTIFY PATIENT’S NON-CLINICAL NEEDSFewer than 60 questions, the PET can be completed in as little as fifteen minutes, though it may take longer for somepatients. Ideally, the patient self-administers the questionnaire, but in settings where the patient is unable to do so, anurse, social worker or other professional can ask the patient the questions and record the answers.Once the patient takes the test, PPI provides electronic results identifying vulnerabilities swiftly back to the provider, whichis then able to use focused interventions before and after the patient is sent home. A copy of the results can live in thepatient’s medical record, and be shared with his or her other physicians, nurses and other practitioners. This easy-to-use,one of a kind tool provides unique insights into each patient, allowing the use of customized solutions to address thosepersonal traits which will impact the patient’s ability to care successfully for himself or herself. Health care providers nowhave a missing piece of the puzzle to complete the push to improve outcomes in today’s health care industry. To learn more, visit us at: