Patient satisfaction after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography for biliary stones: A prospective multicenter study in Lombardy

Enzo Masci, Marzia Rossi, Giorgio Minoli, Benedetto Mangiavillano, Guglielmo Bianchi, Enrico Colombo, Umberto Comin, Edoardo Fesce, Maurizio Perego, Paolo Ravelli, Fausto Lella, Federico Buffoli, Alessandro Zambelli, Aldo Lomazzi, Renato Fasoli, Alberto Prada, Pier Alberto Testoni

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Abstract

Aims: To measure patients' satisfaction after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) for biliary stones in a large number of unselected endoscopy units. Methods: A prospective study using a questionnaire (Group Health Association of America - 9 [GHAA-9], modified) was administered 24 h and 30 days after the procedure. Patients undergoing endoscopy for biliary stones for the first time were enrolled in a large number of endoscopy units, regardless of their size and workload. Results: In all, 700 patients were enrolled in 15 units. A high proportion of patients expressed satisfaction (80%). Satisfaction was less extensive for pain control and the quality of information provided before the procedure. There were no differences in the replies to questionnaires at 24 h and 30 days. Conclusion: It is feasible to record patients' satisfaction and in this series most patients were very satisfied. Criticisms concerned pain control and explanations provided before the procedure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1510-1515
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Volume24
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Keywords

  • Biliary stones
  • Choledocholitiasis
  • ERCP
  • Patients' satisfacion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology

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