Table 7

Comparison between visit time length and patient satisfaction for orthopaedic surgeons and the advanced practice physiotherapist (n=112)
Mean value for MD (SD) Mean value for APP (SD) Mean difference (SD) 95% CI Student t-test p value
Visit time length 11.2 (3.3) 13.0 (3.8) 1.8 (4.2) 0.97- 2.7 4.2 <0.001*
(in minutes)
Patient satisfaction 86.1 (23.3) 93.2 (13.5) 7.1 (19.1) 3.5- 10.7 3.9 <0.001*

SD= standard deviation, MD= orthopaedic surgeon, APP= advanced practice physiotherapist.

n= 94.

Satisfaction was measured using a modified visit-specific satisfaction instrument (VSQ-9) questionnaire (/100). A higher score signifies higher satisfaction.

*p<0.05.

Desmeules et al.

Desmeules et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:162   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-14-162

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