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Table 2 Visit to the eye clinic

From: Patient satisfaction with cataract surgery

Question No. (%) No. of satisfied patients (%) P value
Doctor introduced him/herself 86 (79.6%) 77(71.3%) 0.03*
Doctor made patient reasonably relaxed 100(92.6%) 89(82.4%) 0.01**
Patient felt doctor gave clear explanation 91(84.3%) 81(75%) 0.002***
Patient understood everything 99(91.7%) 95(88%) 0.000***
Patient invited to ask questions 76(70.4%) 75(69.4%) 0.02*
Patient given enough time to discuss everything 93(86.1%) 91(84.3%) 0.004**
Patient understood what would happen next 93(86.1%) 89(82.4%) 0.000***
Doctor discussed with patients:    
Benefits of surgery 81(75.0%) 79(73.1%) 0.04*
Possible risks of surgery 54 (50.0%) 60(55.6%) 0.02*
Alternatives 14(13.0%) 11(10.2%) 0.007**
Anesthesia 76(70.4%) 56(51.8%) 0.09
How patient would feel immediately post-surgery 65(60.2%) 63(58.3%) 0.01*
Length of hospital stay 82(75.9%) 59(54.6%) 0.11
How patient would feel long-term post-surgery 71 (65.7%) 55(50.9%) 0.03*
Patient felt doctor had provided all necessary information 92(85.2%) 88(81.5%) 0.004**
Doctor gave printed information 85(78.7%) 96(88.9%) 0.001**
  1. * P < 0.05; ** p < 0.01; *** p < 0.001