Positive outcomes with improved hemorrhoidectomy information

Positive outcomes with improved hemorrhoidectomy information
For patients undergoing day-case hemorrhoidectomy, improved quality of patient information is associated with positive outcomes, according to a study published in the November/December issue of the Journal of Healthcare Quality.

(HealthDay)—For patients undergoing day-case hemorrhoidectomy, improved quality of patient information is associated with positive outcomes, according to a study published in the November/December issue of the Journal of Healthcare Quality.

Jenan Younis, M.R.C.S., from Ashford and St. Peter's National Health Service (NHS) Foundation Trust in Chertsey, U.K., and colleagues conducted a retrospective comparative study involving 60 patients undergoing day-case hemorrhoidectomy and 60 patients undergoing the same procedure with improved patient information.

The researchers found that the group of patients who received improved information experienced a significant improvement in scores (4.2 for the improved information group versus 2.95 among controls; P < 0.05). The improved information group also sought less medical attention postoperatively (5 versus 57 percent; P < 0.05).

"This study has shown that by improving the quality of for day-case hemorrhoidectomy, patient satisfaction was higher and fewer patients sought , which has beneficial financial indications for the NHS Trust and improvement of health care for the patient," the authors write.

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