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Patient satisfaction after ambulatory inguinal hernia repair in Hong Kong

Authors
Journal
Ambulatory Surgery
0966-6532
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
8
Issue
3
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0966-6532(99)00062-1
Keywords
  • Day Surgery
  • Survey
  • Satisfaction
  • Chinese
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract Ambulatory surgery was introduced to Asia in the 1990s. Acceptance of ambulatory surgery by oriental patients remains largely unknown. A telephone survey was conducted to evaluate the level of patient satisfaction following ambulatory inguinal hernia repair. A total of 157 patients (61%) completed the telephone survey. More than 90% of the respondents expressed satisfaction with regard to the pre-operative, operative and post-operative service. The majority of the respondents (>80%) preferred to undergo day surgery again in case of hernia recurrence. Our findings prove that ambulatory surgery has a high level of acceptance in Chinese patients and supports the expansion of a day surgery service in Hong Kong.

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