Patient-selected goals: a new perspective on surgical outcome.

@article{Elkadry2003PatientselectedGA,
  title={Patient-selected goals: a new perspective on surgical outcome.},
  author={Eman A. Elkadry and Kimberly S. Kenton and Mary Pat Fitzgerald and Susan B Shott and Linda Brubaker},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2003},
  volume={189 6},
  pages={1551-7; discussion 1557-8}
}
OBJECTIVE This study was undertaken to study the relationship between achievement of patient goals, overall satisfaction, and objective outcome measures. STUDY DESIGN After Institutional Review Board approval, we prospectively evaluated 78 women undergoing pelvic reconstructive surgery at Loyola University Medical Center. After informed consent for surgery, patients were asked to state their goals for surgery. In a follow-up telephone conversation, these goals were reviewed and negotiated to… CONTINUE READING

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