Journal article

Patient satisfaction after anaesthesia and surgery: results of a prospective survey of 10 811 patients

PS Myles, DL Williams, M Hendrata, H Anderson, AM Weeks

BRITISH JOURNAL OF ANAESTHESIA | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2000

Abstract

Patient satisfaction after anaesthesia is an important outcome of hospital care. We analysed our anaesthetic database to identify potentially modifiable factors associated with dissatisfaction. At the time of analysis, our database contained information on 10,811 in-patients interviewed on the first day after operation. The major subjective outcome measure was patient satisfaction. We also measured other predetermined outcomes, such as nausea, vomiting, pain and complications. The overall level of satisfaction was high (96.8%); 246 (2.3%) patients were 'somewhat dissatisfied' and 97 (0.9%) were 'dissatisfied' with their anaesthetic care. After adjustment for patient and surgical factors, the..

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