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Volume:7 Issue:7 Number:6 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #10311
Ace Report Cover General Orthopaedics

COA-ACO2018: Standardized communication for family members reduces anxiety in orthopaedic surgery

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OrthoEvidence. COA-ACO2018: Standardized communication for family members reduces anxiety in orthopaedic surgery. ACE Report. 2018;7(7):6. Available from: https://myorthoevidence.com/AceReport/Report/10311

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Perioperative Family Updates Reduce Anxiety and Improve Satisfaction: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Contributing Authors: L Howe

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This ACE Report is a summary of a conference presentation or abstract. The information provided has limited the ability to provide an accurate assessment of the risk of bias or the overall quality. Please interpret the results with caution as trials may be in progress and select results may have been presented.


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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