Randomised controlled trial of intravenous antibiotic treatment for cellulitis at home compared with hospital

Paul Corwin, Les Toop, Graham McGeoch, Martin Than, Simon Wynn-Thomas, J Elisabeth Wells, Robin Dawson, Paul Abernethy, Alan Pithie, Stephen Chambers, Lynn Fletcher, Dee Richards
Table 3

Patients' satisfaction with care after one week on oral antibiotics

QuestionSatisfaction ratingHome care (n=91)Hospital care (n=88)*P value (Fisher's exact test)
Overall how satisfied are you with the care you received?Very satisfied or quite satisfied87 (96)87 (96)0.12
Neither3 (3)2 (2)
Very satisfied or quite dissatisfied1 (1)2 (2)
Overall how satisfied are you with the location of care you received?Very satisfied or quite satisfied85 (93)59 (66)<0.0001
Neither3 (3)25 (28)
Very satisfied or quite dissatisfied3 (3)6 (7)
Do you think it is preferable to provide the kind of care you receivedIn the hospital5 (5)27 (31)<0.0001
In the community78 (86)31 (35)
No preference8 (9)30 (340)
  • *Numbers varied from 88 to 91 in hospital group owing to missing data for some questions.