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Table 3 Comparison of patient satisfaction with anesthesia consultation

From: The cost-effectiveness of an outpatient anesthesia consultation clinic before surgery: a matched Hong Kong cohort study

  Clinic group Conventional group P-value
  (n = 176) (n = 176)  
a. Consultation took place without time pressure (mean, SD) 4.94 ± 0.69 4.76 ± 0.84 0.03
b. Explanations were easily understood (mean, SD) 5.01 ± 0.48 4.99 ± 0.53 0.67
c. Questions were clarified (mean, SD) 4.95 ± 0.70 4.89 ± 0.75 0.42
d. More informed about procedure (mean, SD) 5.05 ± 0.56 4.80 ± 0.83 <0.01
e. Process of consultation was clear (mean, SD) 4.70 ± 0.97 4.58 ± 1.01 0.26
Global satisfaction score 5.05 ± 0.44 5.00 ± 0.47 0.27
Summated score (a to e) (%) 82.16 ± 6.88 80.06 ± 8.27 0.01