How would patients prefer to spend the waiting time before their operations?

@article{Hyde1998HowWP,
  title={How would patients prefer to spend the waiting time before their operations?},
  author={Randall Hyde and Fiona Bryden and A. J. Asbury},
  journal={Anaesthesia},
  year={1998},
  volume={53 2},
  pages={
          192-5
        }
}
Many surgical patients are anxious while waiting to go to the operating theatre in spite of the best preparation with drugs, information and reassurance. It is possible that patients could be more comfortable if allowed a choice of activities before operations. The objective of this study was to find out how pre-operative patients might prefer to occupy their time. We distributed 200 questionnaires to elective surgery patients and 184 (92%) were available for analysis. Of the respondents, 54.1… CONTINUE READING
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