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Quality of the Patient Experience during Radiosurgery: Measurement toward Improvement.

Authors
  • Kondziolka, Douglas1
  • LoPresti, Melissa
  • Tyburczy, Amy
  • Golden, Cassandra
  • Seto, Timmy
  • Boulio, Lynda
  • Doody, Caitlyn
  • Yeh, Brian
  • Silverman, Joshua
  • 1 Department of Neurosurgery, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York University, New York, N.Y., USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Stereotactic and functional neurosurgery
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2016
Volume
94
Issue
3
Pages
134–139
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1159/000445545
PMID: 27172769
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Utilizing a system of physician and nursing education, together with pharmacological sedation and efficient procedural steps, patients said that intravenous line placement (91%), stereotactic frame application (74%), MRI (93%), receiving radiosurgery in the unit (99%), frame removal (84%), communication with caregivers (100%), and knowing what to expect beforehand (97%) were either very or adequately comfortable. Specific evaluations of care processes can lead to care improvement.

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