Journal article

The influence of patient acuity on satisfaction with emergency care: perspectives of family, friends and carers

Anna Ekwall, Marie Gerdtz, Elizabeth Manias

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING | WILEY | Published : 2008

Abstract

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To investigate the factors that influence satisfaction with emergency care among individuals accompanying patients to the emergency department and explore agreement between the triage nurse and accompanying person regarding urgency. BACKGROUND: Many patients seeking treatment in hospital are escorted by an accompanying person, who may be a friend, family member or carer. Several factors influence patient satisfaction with emergency care, including waiting time and time to treatment. It is also influenced by provision of information and interpersonal relations between staff and patients. Research on satisfaction has focused on the patient perspective; however, individuals..

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