Perception about the anesthesiologist-patient relationship assessed during the post-operative of ASA I and II patients at level III and IV institutions (RAP-2 trial) in Cali, Colombia

  • Valeria Lilian Giraldo Tascón Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia
  • Germán Gabriel Castillo Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia
  • Ubaldo Quintero Sakera Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia
  • Liliana Palacio Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia
  • Yesid Díaz Ante a. Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia. b. Fundación Valle del Lili, Cali, Colombia
  • Mauricio Palacio Arboleda Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia
  • Juan Manuel Gómez a. Pediatric Anesthesiology, Mexico Children's Hospital, Mexico City. b. Department of Anesthesiology, School of Medicine, Health Program, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia. c. Centro Médico Imbanaco, Cali, Colombia. d. Clínica Sebastián de Belalcazar, Cali, Colombia
  • Freddy Ariza Department of Anesthesiology, Universidad del Valle, Fundación Clínica Valle del Lilí, Cali, Colombia
  • Octavio Alzate Anesthesiology, Clínica Sebastián de Belalcázar, Cali, Colombia
  • Mauricio Pachón Centro Médico Imbanaco, Cali, Colombia
  • Reinaldo Carvajal Centro Médico Imbanaco, Cali, Colombia
Keywords: Anesthesiology, Perioperative Period, Health Services, Patient Satisfaction, Anesthesia

Abstract

Background: The preoperative visit is often the time to establish the anesthesiologist-patient relationship (APR). Frequently patients remember their surgeon but fail to remember who their anesthesiologist was and his/her key role in perioperative care. Using an opinion survey, the aim of this study was to analyze the current perception of outpatients (ASA I and II) about the APR during the immediate postoperative period.
Design:Descriptive cross-sectional multicenter trial including four healthcare institutions between August 2011 and May 2012.
Methods: 340 surveys were administered to ASA I and II adult subjects scheduled for outpatient surgery, with Aldrette recovery score of 10 prior to discharge.
Results:Only 74.1% of the people acknowledged their anesthesiologist as a specialized physician. 21.2% were unaware of the professional training required to become an anesthesiologist and 99% of the patients said that it was gratifying to have the doctor who did the preoperative evaluation in the OR; however this only occurred in 35% of the cases.
Conclusions:Notwithstanding the high level of outpatient satisfaction with their anesthetic care, some strategies are required to strengthen their perception about the specialty. The APR should not be limited to a preoperative evaluation for the surgical procedure, but should be more comprehensive. There is a need to establish closer links with the community to create awareness about the role of the anesthesiologist and his/her outstanding contribution to the patient's care and safety.

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Giraldo Tascón VL, Castillo GG, Quintero Sakera U, Palacio L, Díaz Ante Y, Palacio Arboleda M, Gómez JM, Ariza F, Alzate O, Pachón M, Carvajal R. Perception about the anesthesiologist-patient relationship assessed during the post-operative of ASA I and II patients at level III and IV institutions (RAP-2 trial) in Cali, Colombia. Colomb. J. Anesthesiol. [Internet]. 2014Jan.1 [cited 2022Aug.14];42(1):20–27. Available from: https://www.revcolanest.com.co/index.php/rca/article/view/619

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Giraldo Tascón VL, Castillo GG, Quintero Sakera U, Palacio L, Díaz Ante Y, Palacio Arboleda M, Gómez JM, Ariza F, Alzate O, Pachón M, Carvajal R. Perception about the anesthesiologist-patient relationship assessed during the post-operative of ASA I and II patients at level III and IV institutions (RAP-2 trial) in Cali, Colombia. Colomb. J. Anesthesiol. [Internet]. 2014Jan.1 [cited 2022Aug.14];42(1):20–27. Available from: https://www.revcolanest.com.co/index.php/rca/article/view/619
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