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News and briefs: Study shows patients support teaching hospitals

Residency Program Insider, September 27, 2011

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When asked if they preferred a teaching hospital or private hospital to receive medical care, 24.9% of those surveyed chose a teaching hospital, while 8.8% chose a private hospital; the rest said they did not have a preference. Of the patients with a preference, 91% of those surveyed said their care at a teaching hospital would be equivalent or better than that of a private one. The survey, released online last week in the Archives of Surgery, was conducted at a tertiary-level US Army hospital. Five hundred patients who were scheduled for an elective surgical procedure were given the survey; 316 responded.

The survey also asked patients what level of medical student they would feel comfortable having involved in their procedure. For example, 94% would allow a surgical resident, but only 80% would allow a medical student to be involved. Also, when the level of participation by the resident increased, the number of patients willing to consent to such participation decreased. Most patients agreed that the biggest factor for a medical student being involved in their procedure would be receiving detailed information prior to consenting. To read more answers from the survey, visit Archives of Surgery.



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