Patient satisfaction and acceptability: a journey through an ambulatory gynaecology clinic in the West of Ireland

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/620749
Title:
Patient satisfaction and acceptability: a journey through an ambulatory gynaecology clinic in the West of Ireland
Authors:
Uzochukwu, I; Burke, C; Ni Bhuinneain, M
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Jun-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/620749
Abstract:
Ambulatory Gynaecology allows a “see-and-treat” approach to managing gynaecological conditions, providing a more streamlined, integrated care pathway than the traditional gynaecology clinic and inpatient care model. This study was designed to assess patient satisfaction and acceptability of Ambulatory Gynaecology services in Mayo University Hospital, Castlebar, Ireland. It also provided for feedback from patients as to how the service might be improved. Eighty questionnaires were appropriately completed. Outcomes revealed positive responses in 84% with respect to their experience before attending the clinic, 93% relating to the Ambulatory Gynaecology clinic environment, 96% for communication within the service, 91% for their experience during the procedure and 88% for aftercare information. This study concludes that an ambulatory approach to managing a range of gynaecology referrals is a highly acceptable approach in an Irish gynaecological population. Valuable feedback was gained from the study, which will allow us to further enhance the service for our patients.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
GYNAECOLOGY; PATIENT SATISFACTION

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorUzochukwu, Ien
dc.contributor.authorBurke, Cen
dc.contributor.authorNi Bhuinneain, Men
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-29T14:12:43Z-
dc.date.available2016-09-29T14:12:43Z-
dc.date.issued2016-06-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/620749-
dc.description.abstractAmbulatory Gynaecology allows a “see-and-treat” approach to managing gynaecological conditions, providing a more streamlined, integrated care pathway than the traditional gynaecology clinic and inpatient care model. This study was designed to assess patient satisfaction and acceptability of Ambulatory Gynaecology services in Mayo University Hospital, Castlebar, Ireland. It also provided for feedback from patients as to how the service might be improved. Eighty questionnaires were appropriately completed. Outcomes revealed positive responses in 84% with respect to their experience before attending the clinic, 93% relating to the Ambulatory Gynaecology clinic environment, 96% for communication within the service, 91% for their experience during the procedure and 88% for aftercare information. This study concludes that an ambulatory approach to managing a range of gynaecology referrals is a highly acceptable approach in an Irish gynaecological population. Valuable feedback was gained from the study, which will allow us to further enhance the service for our patients.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.subjectGYNAECOLOGYen
dc.subjectPATIENT SATISFACTIONen
dc.titlePatient satisfaction and acceptability: a journey through an ambulatory gynaecology clinic in the West of Irelanden
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceConnachten
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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