Patient Education improves Outcomes
A Gallup poll asked patients to rate their level of agreement with 3 statements related to important aspects of pre-surgery education, and less than half of the respondents agreed with all 3 statements. Patients are doing their part, but hospital leaders need to reassess their education strategy.
Gallup asked patients to rate their level of agreement with 3 statements:
- I knew what to expect after surgery
- I was prepared for my experience post-surgery
- I followed post-surgery instructions, such as rehabilitation or medication
These 3 important aspects of pre-surgery education substantially affected outcomes. Patients who strongly agreed with just 1 statement had higher satisfaction and lower problem incidence. Agreeing with 2 or 3 statements yielded even greater outcomes.
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