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Table 1 Target for recovery

From: Functional recovery is considered the most important target: a survey of dedicated professionals

Target for recovery Mean (SD)
To be completely free of nausea (not feeling or being sick) 9.88 (1.42)
To be independently mobile in hospital as soon as possible 9.72 (1.53)
To be able to eat and drink as soon as possible 9.59 (1.75)
To be able to return to all daily activities as soon as possible 9.28 (2.10)
To be completely free of pain at rest 9.27 (2.02)
To be completely free of pain upon movement 8.56 (2.8)
To be discharged from hospital as soon as possible 8.30 (2.28)
To be able to move the bowels as soon as possible 8.28 (2.61)
  1. Mean rating of the recovery targets amongst all responders, listed in descending order of importance (scale 1 = not important, 11 = most important).