According to a new Gallup poll, patients in Florida and across the country do better after surgery when they receive good pre-surgical education. The survey contains significant insight into how patients and those who are involved in their care could achieve better surgical outcomes.
The survey asked post-surgical patients to rate how well they had been informed about what they should expect after the procedure, how they should manage their post-op experience and how they should follow post-surgical instructions. Patients who highly rated their education in at least one of those areas reported greater satisfaction and fewer complications than patients who rated their education lower. Those who said they were well-informed in more than one category experienced even better results.