• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2012, Volume: 5, Issue: 7, Pages: 1-4

Original Article

Study on discharge information for surgical patients


The objective of this study is to determine the satisfaction level with regard to the discharge information in post operative patients. It includes self care, wound care and pain and various aspects of discharge information with demographic variables. A questionnaire was administered in post operative setting after instructions by the professionals on the satisfactory levels taken on Likert scale and reviewed a week later to confirm with the satisfactory levels in the outpatient department. The study was done at Post operative general surgical wards in a private Hospital in Padur, Kelambakkam at Chennai in India. A sample of 102 post operative non complicated general surgical patients was chosen. It is concluded that proper post operative discharge information in turn may reduce incidence of readmissions; the satisfactory levels may be greater when the operating surgeon himself administers discharge information and it helps reduce complications due to lack of self care, wound care and pain care.
Keywords: Post operative discharge information, Surgical patients, Health care


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