Length of Stay and Patient Satisfaction after Appendectomy
The Egyptian Journal of Hospital Medicine
Objective: This review to show the degree of patient satisfaction and length of stay after laparoscopic appendectomy or open appendectomy. Moreover, the degree of appendicitis was considered either acute appendicitis or perforated appendicitis which can result in complications like sepsis, peritonitis and gangrene. Data sources: (PubMed, Google Scholar) have been searched for papers that addressed patient satisfaction and length of stay after appendectomy, preoperative appendicitis status and
... icitis status and the operation used for appendectomy were considered during searching. Results: It was obvious that patient who have undergone laparoscopic appendectomy were more satisfied and had short length of stay after the operation neither than patients who have undergone open appendectomy who were less satisfied and had longer length of stay. Also, it was clear that patient with acute appendicitis were more satisfied with short length of stay neither than patients with perforated appendicitis who were less satisfied with longer length of stay.