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Title: Patients' perception of surgical training in private hospitals.
Epworth Authors: Danne, Peter
Koirala, Rhiannon
Other Authors: Mattern, Owen
Murray, Spencer
Keywords: Epworth Hospital, Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Patient Attitude
Private Hospitals
Surgical Trainees
Surgical Training
General Surgery Training
Issue Date: Jul-2012
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Citation: ANZ J Surg. 2012 Jul-Aug;82(7-8):548-50
Abstract: INTRODUCTION:   Surgical training is traditionally a public hospital-based practice. At Epworth Private Hospital, Richmond, Victoria, there are three accredited surgical training positions and one fellowship position. We conducted a patient survey to review the patients' perspective of surgical trainees in private hospitals. METHODS:   Over 6 weeks, 100 patients admitted under the surgical units with full-time surgical registrars were given a survey to complete in two parts on the training of surgeons in private hospitals. RESULTS:   Seventy per cent of surveys were returned completed. Ninety per cent of respondents agreed that private hospitals should be involved in surgical training and 85.7% of patients were agreeable to having trainees involved in their operation. Only 1.4% of patients were not in agreement with surgical training in private and 8.6% of patients were neutral in their opinion. CONCLUSION:   Our results clearly show that private hospital patients are generally favourably disposed to the presence and participation of surgical trainees in the private hospital setting.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1445-2197.2012.06112.x
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ISSN: 1445-1433
Journal Title: ANZ Journal of Surgery
Type: Journal Article
Type of Clinical Study or Trial: Survey
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