n South African Journal of Surgery - News

Volume 42, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0038-2361
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5151



Extracted from text ... 2 VOL 42, NO. 1, FEBRUARY 2004 SAJS SAJS Information wanted during heart recovery New research shows that patients would like more information from health care providers during recovery after cardiac surgery. Researchers from University Health Network and the University of Toronto recently reported on research in which they surveyed nearly 1 000 patients after hospital discharge. The survey indicated that patients would have a higher success rate in recovery if physicians provided more information and allowed more involvement. Donna E Stewart, MD, lead author of the study, said that disseminating more information to heart patients can increase patient satisfaction and lead to better preventive health behaviour. The investigators found that the most common areas in which patients wanted ..

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