Patient Perspectives on Transitions of Surgical Care: Examining the Complexities and Interdependencies of Care.
Maynor G González, Kristin N Kelly, Ann M Dozier, Fergal Fleming, John RT Monson, Adan Z Becerra, Christopher T Aquina, Christian P Probst, Bradley J Hensley, Nick Sevdalis, Katia Noyes
Qualitative Health Research | Published : 2017
This study examined a thematic network aimed at identifying experiences that influence patients' outcomes (e.g., patients' satisfaction, anxiety, and discharge readiness) in an effort to improve care transitions and reduce patient burden. We drew upon the Sociology and Complexity Science Toolkit to analyze themes derived from 61 semistructured, longitudinal interviews with 20 patients undergoing either a benign or malignant colorectal resection (three interviews per patient over a 30-day after hospital discharge). Thematic interdependencies illustrate how most outcomes of care are significantly influenced by two cascades identified as patients' medical histories and home circumstances. Patie..View full abstract