Patient expectations and satisfaction with health care
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Patient expectations and satisfaction with health care

Sophie Staniszewska Research Fellow, RCN Institute, Oxford
Laila Ahmed Senior Research Fellow, RCN Institute, Oxford, at the time that this research was undertaken

This study explored levels of satisfaction by comparing cardiac patients’ initial expectations of care with their perceptions following treatment. Overall, the results indicate that patients were generally satisfied with nursing care. Patients’ comments, however, revealed a number of concerns which may apply to nursing.

Nursing Standard. 12, 18, 34-38. doi: 10.7748/ns1998.01.12.18.34.c2493