Patients' Opinions about Polish Surgeons and Surgical Treatment

Marek Olakowski, Aleksandra Hładoń, Mariusz Seweryn, Jakub Ciosek, Wojciech Świątkiewicz
2016 Polish Journal of Surgery  
AbstractIn Polish society Stereotypes about the surgeons are deeply rooted, which could really affect their relationship with the patient and the entire treatment process.was to evaluate the results of an opinion survey on the image of the surgeon and operative treatment.Between 1 January and 30 October 2012, 1000 patients were examined by use of a original questionnaire containing 25 questions. Results were analyzed statistically by STATISTICA test. Differences between groups were tested using
more » ... Chi-square test (XThe study group consisted of 1000 patients, including 56% of women (n = 560) and 44% of men (n = 440). The media image of Polish surgeon was identified as positive by 78% of respondents. A majority of patients (74%) considered that the Polish surgeons had equal level of competence and skills as foreign specialists. The greatest trust of the respondents (n = 537) had surgeons in middle age (40-60 years). For the majority of patients (n = 649) a sex of the surgeon had no significance. Respondents clearly stated that a surgeon performing the operation should not have additional financial rewards. Almost all respondents in medical emergencies without hesitation declared their agreement to surgery (n = 974).Present knowledge of Polish patients about surgeons and surgical treatment is high. The surgeon has a high social prestige, respect and appreciation, and his image in the opinion of the vast majority of respondents is positive.
doi:10.1515/pjs-2016-0059 pmid:27811352 fatcat:klslnaywc5fw7nwmhfmks7ldde