Alan Tien Thanh Dao

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INTRODUCTION Patient satisfaction has only recently gained attention as an outcome measure in orthopaedics, where it has been reported for joint replacement surgery. Little has been published regarding predictors of patient satisfaction in orthopaedic trauma. This study aims to explore the predictors of patient satisfaction, and of surgeon satisfaction,(More)
We surveyed 331 patients undergoing total hip or knee arthroplasty pre-operatively, and patients and surgeons were both surveyed 6 and 12 months post-operatively. We identified variables (demographic factors, operative factors and patient expectations) as possible predictors for discordance in patient-surgeon satisfaction. At 12 months, 94.5% of surgeons(More)
BACKGROUND This study aims to explore the trend in spine fusion surgery in Australia over the past 10 years, and to explore the possible influence of health insurance status (private versus public) on the rate of surgery. METHODS Data pertaining to the rate of lumbar spine fusion from 1997 to 2006 were collected from Inpatient Statistics Collection of NSW(More)
INTRODUCTION Patient satisfaction is an intuitively important outcome measure and has been previously linked to general health status. Previous research on patient satisfaction after injury has concentrated on satisfaction with medical care. This study aims to explore possible predictors of patient satisfaction with outcome following major trauma. METHODS(More)
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