Contributors to surgical in-patient satisfaction--development and reliability of a targeted instrument.
CSK Cheung, WF Bower, SCB Kwok, CA van Hasselt
Asian Journal of Surgery | Published : 2009
OBJECTIVE: Patient satisfaction is an important indicator of healthcare system performance. High patient satisfaction is associated with greater trust in caregivers, improved compliance with treatment recommendations and a better quality of life (QOL). There are few validated instruments to measure surgical patients satisfaction. The aim of this study was to develop a culturally-specific patient satisfaction instrument, for use as an outcome measure in evaluating surgical services. DESIGN: Patient focus groups were convened to explore dimensions of the peri operative hospital experience. Forums uncovered pertinent domains of interest and identified terminology understood by patients. A preli..View full abstract