Table 6:

Patient satisfaction with the postoperative surgical experience

Topic; OR type% of patients; degree of agreementp value
Yes, definitelyYes, somewhatNo
Outcome of surgery was explained to patient
 High efficiency553510
Patient was informed what to expect during recovery period
 High efficiency61327
Patient was given information on emergency symptoms
 High efficiency71227
Patient was given instructions on recovery period
 High efficiency75205
Sufficient pain relief was provided before discharge
 High efficiency83134
Surgeon gave enough attention to patient postoperatively
 High efficiency8893
Surgeon spent enough time with patient postoperatively
 High efficiency74206
  • OR = operating room. The standard Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) questionnaire was used.