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Table 3 Overview of main themes and subthemes regarding patient experiences of health and care in connection with discharge from the hospital

From: Patient experience of health and care when undergoing colorectal surgery within the ERAS program

Main themesSubthemes
The meaning of information and communicationFeeling safe
Being in control
Being prepared
The meaning of health professionals’ competence, treatment and commitmentFeeling well cared for
Feeling trust
Feeling of participation
Lacking confirmation
The meaning of experienced ill-beingExperiencing physical ill-being
Experiencing psychological ill-being
The meaning of the healthcare environment and pleasant dining experiencesFeeling comfortable and content
Experiencing reduced control of own integrity