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High Quality of Care Delivery Improves Patient Satisfaction and Quality of Life Outcomes After Breast Augmentation.

BACKGROUND: Breast augmentation is one of the most common aesthetic procedures worldwide. Most studies focused on evaluating the outcome with validated patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) and factors that may influence them. However, the influence of care delivery, which can be measured with patient-reported experience measures (PREMs), is scarce in breast augmentation patients.

OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate the associations between PREMs and PROMs in patients who underwent breast augmentation.

METHODS: A multicenter cohort study was conducted in breast augmentation patients. Patients completed PREMs, including aspects such as communication between physician and patient, expectation management, welcome, and hygiene and the BREAST-Q PROM Satisfaction with Breasts, Psychosocial-, Physical- and Sexual well-being, preoperatively and six-months postoperatively. Regression analyses were used to investigate the associations between PREMs and PROMs.

RESULTS: Overall, 329 patients were included between 2018-2022. Univariate regression analysis showed a positive association between PREMs and PROMs scales. The aspects of the feeling of being heard (B=-38.39 and B=-18.90), the opportunity to ask questions (B=-9.21) and trust in their physician (B=-39.08) had the highest association with the change in the four BREAST-Q scales. The multivariable regression analysis showed that the variance in PROMs related to changes in PREMs (19%) was hardly influenced by patient characteristics (1%).

CONCLUSIONS: Patient outcomes are more positive after breast augmentation when patients feel they are being heard, have the opportunity to ask questions and have trust in their physician. Future studies should be targeted at optimizing patient-reported experience to investigate whether this would improve patient-reported outcomes.

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