Three hundred patients attending a department of genitourinary medicine were asked their opinion of various aspects of the current services and those which should be provided in a new department. A majority of patients wanted the clinic to be open in the evening and to be sited away from the main out-patients department. Three quarters of the patients wanted to maintain an open access system although more than half would have liked appointments to be available. A small majority wanted to be addressed by name rather than number. Nineteen per cent of men and 50% of women wished to be examined by a doctor of the same sex but only 16% of men expected to be examined by a male nurse. Most patients did not want the result of the consultation to be sent to their general practitioner (GP) without their consent but 71% of women agreed to their GP being informed of the result of their cervical cytology test.
Statistics from Altmetric.com
If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.