Patient Satisfaction Level After Early Discharge: A Systematic Review
Ali Albzia, Faculty Member of Nursing, Applied Medical Sciences College, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Wadi Aldawaser, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
This systematic review conducted to understand the influence of the practice of early discharge from hospitals on orthopedic surgical patients’ satisfaction. A systematic review in related literature was conducted using the Medline, CINAHL), Web of Science, and Cochrane Library from 2005 to 2015. Five studies were included: one randomized control trial; one non-randomized prospective study; one non-equivalent control group post-test only design; one Cross-sectional (prospective study); and, one prospective comparative non-randomized study. The review concluded that there was insufficient evidence of a positive effect of early discharge on patients’ satisfaction. However, healthcare providers should use these results with caution and take into account that patient satisfaction might not lie in early discharge practices alone.
Early Discharge Planning, Earlier Discharge Planning, Orthopedic Patients, Patient's Satisfaction
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