Factors Influencing Press Ganey Ambulatory Surgery Scores in Patients Undergoing Upper Extremity Procedures
AuthorWeir, Tristan B.
Jauregui, Julio J.
Sajak, Patrick M.J.
Schneider, Matheus B.
Gilotra, Mohit N.
Abzug, Joshua M.
Henn, R. Frank
Akabudike, Ngozi M.
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Global research & reviews
PublisherWolters Kluwer Health
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AbstractIntroduction: We sought to determine whether patient and surgical factors are associated with the Press Ganey Ambulatory Surgery Survey (PGAS) satisfaction scores in patients undergoing outpatient upper extremity procedures. Methods: A retrospective review of a single academic urban hospital's Press Ganey database was performed for patients undergoing upper extremity procedures. PGAS scores above an a priori threshold were considered satisfied. Logistic regression analyses for the PGAS Total and Provider Scores were performed to determine the predictors of patient satisfaction. Results: Of the 198 patients included, the mean age was 49.6 ± 17.1 years and 55% were men. For the Total Score, multivariable analysis showed significantly less satisfaction with continuous catheter peripheral brachial plexus nerve blocks (CC-PNBs) (odds ratio [OR], 0.37; P = 0.008) and internet surveys (OR, 0.39; P = 0.007), but smokers had surprisingly more satisfaction (OR, 4.90; P = 0.016). For the Provider Score, a multivariable analysis showed less satisfaction with CC-PNBs (OR, 0.45; P = 0.035), internet surveys (OR, 0.46; P = 0.026), and geographic location (OR, 0.40; P = 0.005). Preoperative Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System scores were not associated with the PGAS scores. Discussion: Factors influencing satisfaction in patients undergoing upper extremity procedures may be modifiable (CC-PNBs and survey administration method) or nonmodifiable (geographic location) and may influence future reimbursement.
KeywordOutpatient and Ambulatory Surgery Patient Experience of Care Survey (OAS CAHPS)
Identifier to cite or link to this itemhttp://hdl.handle.net/10713/15974