The role of CPNBs in Patient Satisfaction
Patient satisfaction is a complex issue that may be correlated with factors other than a good outcome. In a study of patients undergoing total hip or knee joint replacement, patient-reported outcome measures such as age, gender, and comorbidities did not actually impact satisfaction. In this study, pain control and expectation-setting practices proved to be more significant factors[i].
Clinical Analysis: CPNBs Improve Patient Satisfaction After Total Joint Replacement analyzes the variables involved in an episode of care as they relate to patient experience. Download this brief to see:
- Which factors impact patient satisfaction scores
- A comparison of pain management modalities for TKA
- How regional analgesic techniques have evolved
[i] Hamiton DF, Lane JV, Gaston P, Patton JT, MacDonald D, Simpson AHRW, Howie CR. What determines patient satisfaction with surgery? A prospective cohort study of 4709 patients following total joint replacement. BMJ Open 2013; 3.