2004, Number 4
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ABSTRACTObjective: To investigate the quality of care in a Respiratory Therapy Department. Design: Descriptive. Setting: Respiratory Therapy Department of a tertiary care hospital. Methods: Survey applied to patients and patients’ family. Results: Sixty-one patients and patient’s family 27 men (44%), 34 women (56%) were included; 28 (46%) of them were attended during the first five minutes, 30 (49%) in < 30 minutes and 3 (4.9%) in 75 minutes; 28% (45.9%) considered that delay was appropriate, 27 (87%) opened that courtesy and kindless were appropriate and 16 (13%) inadequate. Conclusion: The quality of care in our Department of Respiratory Therapy was adequate.
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