Description of clinical pathological concordance and patient satisfaction in minor surgery in a Primary Care centre

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Aim: To describe the minor surgery (MS) characteristics in a Primary Care (PC) centre, and to evaluate the clinical pathological concordance and patient satisfaction.Design: Descriptive and retrospective study.Setting: Primary Care, urban health care centre, Almeria, Spain.Participants: The population were the patients belonging to urban Primary Health Care centre, referred by their family physicians or paediatricians for the performing of MS during year 2013, and who consented to the intervention. A sample of 223 patients was obtained.Main measurements: Variables analysed were: sex, age, locations of the lesions, type of intervention, clinical diagnosis, histopathology diagnosis, complications, and patient satisfaction. The data were extracted from the medical history, the histopathology reports, and by using a satisfaction questionnaire completed by post or telephone by the patients.Results: The population consisted of 53.8% males, and had a mean age of 51.12 years (SD 19.02). The location of the most intervened lesions was in the head (35.4%). Electro-surgery was the most used procedure (62.8%), with only 16.9% of the lesions being biopsied, of which the most frequent was fibroids (32.3%). The clinical pathological concordance was > 80% and the Kappa index was 0.783 (P 80% and the Kappa index was 0.783 (P
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Minor surgery, Primary care, Clinical pathological concordance, Patient satisfaction