COA-ACO2018: Standardized communication for family members reduces anxiety in orthopaedic surgery
Perioperative Family Updates Reduce Anxiety and Improve Satisfaction: A Randomized Controlled Trial
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115 family members waiting for individuals during orthopaedic surgery were randomized to either a communication pathway group or a control pathway group. The communication pathway group was given standardized updates at three points during the case, while the control pathway group was given only one update by the surgeon near the end of the case. Family members completed a survey on satisfaction a...
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