Discordance between patient and surgeon satisfaction after total joint arthroplasty.

@article{Harris2013DiscordanceBP,
  title={Discordance between patient and surgeon satisfaction after total joint arthroplasty.},
  author={Ian A. Harris and Anita M Harris and Justine M Naylor and Sam Adie and Rajat Mittal and Alan Tien Thanh Dao},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={2013},
  volume={28 5},
  pages={722-7}
}
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 and 90.3% of patients recorded satisfaction with the outcome. The discordance between patient and surgeon satisfaction was mainly due to… CONTINUE READING
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