Hola a tod@s, my dear friends.

Recently published in the online version of Medicina Intensiva, Dra. Holanda and the companions of Hospital Universitario Marqués de Valdecilla ICU  presents the following article.

The objective of the study was to know the degree of satisfaction of patients and their families during their stay in the ICU, in a period of 5 months. In their case, they used the Family Satisfaction Intensive Care Unit (FS-ICU 34) satisfaction survey.

A total of 385 surveys, 192 families of survivors, 31 families of deceased and 162 patients were obtained. Most of the relatives were satisfied with the care received and the decision making process (survivors: 83, 46±11, 83 and 79, 42±13, 58, respectively; deceased: 80, 41±17, 27-79, 61±16, 93, respectively).

Patients surveyed were very satisfied with the care received (84, 71±12, 85).

The authors conclude that the degree of satisfaction of parents and patients admitted to the ICU is high. Still, there are several points that should be improved, as the atmosphere of the waiting room and the atmosphere of the ICU in terms of noise, privacy, and lighting, as well as some aspects of the decision-making process, including hope supplied about the recovery of his family.

Excellent article, that soon we can compare with the results of our study at the Hospital in Torrejón.

Happy Tuesday!