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Table 7 Comparison between visit time length and patient satisfaction for orthopaedic surgeons and the advanced practice physiotherapist (n=112)

From: Validation of an advanced practice physiotherapy model of care in an orthopaedic outpatient clinic

  Mean value for MD (SD) Mean value for APP (SD) Mean difference (SD) 95% CI Student t-test p value
Visit time length 11.2 (3.3) 13.0 (3.8) 1.8 (4.2) 0.97- 2.7 4.2 <0.001*
(in minutes)
Patient satisfaction 86.1 (23.3) 93.2 (13.5) 7.1 (19.1) 3.5- 10.7 3.9 <0.001*
  1. SD= standard deviation, MD= orthopaedic surgeon, APP= advanced practice physiotherapist.
  2. n= 94.
  3. Satisfaction was measured using a modified visit-specific satisfaction instrument (VSQ-9) questionnaire (/100). A higher score signifies higher satisfaction.
  4. *p<0.05.