Determinants of customer satisfaction with hospitals: a managerial model

Determinants of customer satisfaction with hospitals: a managerial model States that rapid changes in the environment have exerted significant pressures on hospitals to incorporate patient satisfaction in their strategic stance and quest for market share and long‐term viability. This study proposes and tests a five‐factor model that explains considerable variation in customer satisfaction with hospitals. These factors include communication with patients, competence of the staff, their demeanour, quality 0of the facilities, and perceived costs; they also represent strategic concepts that managers can address in their bid to remain competitive. A probability sample was selected and a multiple regression model used to test the hypotheses. The results indicate that all five variables were significant in the model and explained 62 per cent of the variation in the dependent variable. Managerial implications of the proposed model are discussed. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance Emerald Publishing

Determinants of customer satisfaction with hospitals: a managerial model

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 1998 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0952-6862
D.O.I.
10.1108/09526869810231541
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Abstract

States that rapid changes in the environment have exerted significant pressures on hospitals to incorporate patient satisfaction in their strategic stance and quest for market share and long‐term viability. This study proposes and tests a five‐factor model that explains considerable variation in customer satisfaction with hospitals. These factors include communication with patients, competence of the staff, their demeanour, quality 0of the facilities, and perceived costs; they also represent strategic concepts that managers can address in their bid to remain competitive. A probability sample was selected and a multiple regression model used to test the hypotheses. The results indicate that all five variables were significant in the model and explained 62 per cent of the variation in the dependent variable. Managerial implications of the proposed model are discussed.

Journal

International Journal of Health Care Quality AssuranceEmerald Publishing

Published: Nov 1, 1998

Keywords: Customer satisfaction; Hospitals; Statistics

References

  • Improving the measurement of service quality
    Brown, T.J.; Churchill, G.A. Jr; Peter, J.P.
  • The Economics of Health and Health Care
    Folland, S.; Goodman, A.C.; Stano, M.

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