Journal of the Practice of Cardiovascular Sciences

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 178--185

The Satisfaction Levels of Heart Transplant Recipients Seeking Posttransplant Medical Care at a Tertiary Care Government Hospital: A Questionnaire-Based Study


Sarvesh Pal Singh1, Manoj Kumar Sahu1, Sandeep Seth2, Milind Padmakar Hote1 
1 Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Sciences Center, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Sciences Center, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sarvesh Pal Singh
Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, CN Center, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Room No. 2, 8th Floor, New Delhi - 110 029
India

Background: India is a country of approximately 1.35 billion people. Heart transplant surgery is resource intensive requiring extensive efforts both on the part of the patient and the treating physician. This study was designed to assess the satisfaction level of heart transplant recipients seeking post transplant medical care at our hospital. Methods: Twenty heart transplant recipients who are in our follow up participated in this study anonymously. The quality of medical care was evaluated by using Long Form Patient Satisfaction Questionnaire III (RAND Healthcare, CA). Results: All the grouped items - general satisfaction (82.4%), technical competence (82.4%), interpersonal aspects (79.1%), communication (84%), financial aspects (76.7%), time spent with the doctor (84%) and access to care (77.3%) had similar satisfaction levels. The aspects of “communication” and “time spent with the doctor” had maximum satisfaction levels at 84%. Conclusion: The average satisfaction level of heart transplant recipients for the medical care they receive at AIIMS, New Delhi (as evaluated by the help of long form patient satisfaction questionnaire III) was 80%.


How to cite this article:
Singh SP, Sahu MK, Seth S, Hote MP. The Satisfaction Levels of Heart Transplant Recipients Seeking Posttransplant Medical Care at a Tertiary Care Government Hospital: A Questionnaire-Based Study.J Pract Cardiovasc Sci 2019;5:178-185


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Singh SP, Sahu MK, Seth S, Hote MP. The Satisfaction Levels of Heart Transplant Recipients Seeking Posttransplant Medical Care at a Tertiary Care Government Hospital: A Questionnaire-Based Study. J Pract Cardiovasc Sci [serial online] 2019 [cited 2022 Jul 4 ];5:178-185
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