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Determinants of Patient Satisfaction After Severe Lower-Extremity Injuries

By Robert V. O'Toole, Renan C. Castillo, Andrew N. Pollak, Ellen J. MacKenzie and Michael J. Bosse


Background: In health care, increased emphasis has been placed on patient-centered care, but to our knowledge little work has been conducted to understand the influences on patient satisfaction after surgery for the treatment of severe lower-extremity injury. Our purpose was to analyze how the patient's satisfaction with the outcome correlates with other measures of outcome (clinical, functional, physical impairment, psychological impairment, and pain) and with the sociodemographic characteristics of the patient, the nature of the injury, and the treatment decisions

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Publisher: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc
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