Measurement of satisfaction with anesthetic recovery in a high-complexity postanesthetic care unit: a patient perspective

  • Juan Pablo Vivas a. Hospital Universitario de La Samaritana, Bogotá, Colombia. b. Instituto de Ortopedia Infantil Roosevelt, Bogotá, Colombia.
  • Ernesto Reyes Hospital Universitario de La Samaritana, Bogotá, Colombia.
  • Fernando Ríos Hospital Universitario de La Samaritana, Bogotá, Colombia.
  • Rafael Lozano Hospital Universitario de La Samaritana, Bogotá, Colombia.
  • Jairo Antonio Pérez Hospital Universitario de La Samaritana, Bogotá, Colombia.
  • Merideidy Plazas Universidad de la Sabana, Chía, Colombia.
Keywords: Anesthesia, Pain, Epidemiology, Patients, Patient Satisfaction

Abstract

Introduction:

Quality assessment of anesthetic recovery requires patient-centered measurements such as satisfaction. In Colombia, a validated Quality of Recovery Scale (QRS), which includes the perspective of the user, was applied in the Post-anaesthetic Care Unit of Hospital Universitario de la Samaritana (HUS) in the city of Bogotá.

Objectives:

To determine patient satisfaction with postoperative care for 11 specialties at HUS as a quality indicator of postanesthetic recovery, and to assess the internal consistencyor validity of the QRS applied in a high-complexity hospital.

Materials and methods:

Cross-sectional descriptive study which included patients of the HUS postanesthetic care unit. A population size of 379 patients was estimated, with a final sample of 154. Following the application of the QRS, bivariate analyses were performed using control variables and clinical characteristics. In addition, internal consistency was analyzed using Chronbach's Alpha and Spearman's Rho.

Results:

Overall, 154 patients were analyzed, 48.7% females and 51.3% males. Median age was 52 years (interquartile range: 35-64); 91.56% belong to the subsidized health insurance regime, and 8.44% to the contributive regime. Of the total number of patients surveyed, 7.14% are satisfied with the quality of recovery (QRS> 56). Internal consistency is high (Cronbach's Alpha=0.854) and interitem correlation is average (Rho=0.295).

Conclusion:

The test is highly reliable, allowing to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the postanesthetic service at HUS. This input contributes to decision-making and to the selection of strategies for improving the quality of recovery in high-complexity patients.

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Vivas JP, Reyes E, Ríos F, Lozano R, Pérez JA, Plazas M. Measurement of satisfaction with anesthetic recovery in a high-complexity postanesthetic care unit: a patient perspective. Colomb. J. Anesthesiol. [Internet]. 2018Oct.1 [cited 2022Aug.14];46(4):279 -285. Available from: https://www.revcolanest.com.co/index.php/rca/article/view/388

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Vivas JP, Reyes E, Ríos F, Lozano R, Pérez JA, Plazas M. Measurement of satisfaction with anesthetic recovery in a high-complexity postanesthetic care unit: a patient perspective. Colomb. J. Anesthesiol. [Internet]. 2018Oct.1 [cited 2022Aug.14];46(4):279 -285. Available from: https://www.revcolanest.com.co/index.php/rca/article/view/388
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