BACKGROUND: In this multicenter prospective study, we identified factors associated with satisfaction with anesthesia in patients staying in hospital at least 24 h after surgery. METHODS: The study was performed in six centers. Inpatients aged more than 18 yr, who underwent a wide range of common surgical procedures, were asked to answer a 10-item instrument to measure patient satisfaction with anesthesia (mean score range, 0-10) and some specific questions, and to rate their perceived health (score, 0-10). Anesthesia staff members were invited to self-compile a Maslach Burnout Inventory. RESULTS: The satisfaction evaluation questionnaire was returned by 1290 patients (mean age, 61 +/- 16 yr; males, 54.4%). The mean global satisfaction score was 8.7 (95% CI: 8.7-8.8), being <9 in 632 (49%) and > or =9 in 658 (51%) patients. The Maslach Burnout Inventory was returned by 55 anesthesiologists and 68 nurses. Multivariate regression identified five variables as significant predictors of a mean global satisfaction of >/=9: 1) having been treated in a service with perioperative nurses specifically dedicated only to anesthesia; 2) having been treated where anesthesia information leaflets were provided preoperatively; 3) having received more than two anesthesiologist visits after surgery; 4) having a perceived health score >8.5; and 5) being older that 70 yr. No relationship was found between staff burnout and patient satisfaction. CONCLUSIONS: Inpatient satisfaction can be improved by an organization in which surgical suite nurses are dedicated only to anesthesia, a written anesthesia information leaflet is given during the preoperative visit and postoperative visits are enhanced.

Factors predictive of patient satisfaction with anesthesia.

GRITTI, Gaetano;BUCCOLIERO, Cosimetta;ALVISI, Raffaele
2007

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BACKGROUND: In this multicenter prospective study, we identified factors associated with satisfaction with anesthesia in patients staying in hospital at least 24 h after surgery. METHODS: The study was performed in six centers. Inpatients aged more than 18 yr, who underwent a wide range of common surgical procedures, were asked to answer a 10-item instrument to measure patient satisfaction with anesthesia (mean score range, 0-10) and some specific questions, and to rate their perceived health (score, 0-10). Anesthesia staff members were invited to self-compile a Maslach Burnout Inventory. RESULTS: The satisfaction evaluation questionnaire was returned by 1290 patients (mean age, 61 +/- 16 yr; males, 54.4%). The mean global satisfaction score was 8.7 (95% CI: 8.7-8.8), being <9 in 632 (49%) and > or =9 in 658 (51%) patients. The Maslach Burnout Inventory was returned by 55 anesthesiologists and 68 nurses. Multivariate regression identified five variables as significant predictors of a mean global satisfaction of >/=9: 1) having been treated in a service with perioperative nurses specifically dedicated only to anesthesia; 2) having been treated where anesthesia information leaflets were provided preoperatively; 3) having received more than two anesthesiologist visits after surgery; 4) having a perceived health score >8.5; and 5) being older that 70 yr. No relationship was found between staff burnout and patient satisfaction. CONCLUSIONS: Inpatient satisfaction can be improved by an organization in which surgical suite nurses are dedicated only to anesthesia, a written anesthesia information leaflet is given during the preoperative visit and postoperative visits are enhanced.
Capuzzo, M; Gilli, G; Paparella, L; Gritti, Gaetano; Gambi, D; Bianconi, M; Giunta, F; Buccoliero, Cosimetta; Alvisi, Raffaele
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