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Dimensions of Consumer Ratings of a Hospital Outpatient Service Quality

Other Title
의료소비자가 인지하는 의료서비스 질의 구성 차원
문, 기태; 유, 승흠; 조, 우현; 김, 동기; 이, 윤환
The Korean journal of preventive medicine, 33(4):495-504, 2000
Journal Title
The Korean journal of preventive medicine; Yebang Ŭihakhoe chi; 예방의학회지
Objectives : To examine various dimensions of consumer ratings of health care service with factor analysis and to find which factors influence the overall quality of health care service.

Methods : A cross-sectional study was conducted on outpatients of a general hospital located in Sungnam City. A self-administered questionnaire was used to assess the consumer`s ratings of health care service received. The response rate was 92.80/o with a total of 537 persons completing the questionnaire. Factor analysis was performed on 34 items evaluating the quality of health care service. Items were grouped into 5 dimensions as a result of factor analysis and the reliability and validity of influence on patient service assessment were evaluated for each dimension.

Results : The 5 dimensions were as follows 1) physician services, 2) non-physician services. 3) process 4) facilities, and 5) cleanliness.

A positive correlation with the quality of health care service was found for the dimensions of non-physician services and process, while no significant correlation was found for the dimensions of physician services, facilities, and cleanliness.

Conclusions : The result of this study may provide basic information for the development of future self-administered questionnaires of consumer ratings and for the evaluation of quality improvement activities in hospital outpatient settings.
Quality of health careConsument SatisfactionFactor analysis
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Journal Papers > School of Medicine / Graduate School of Medicine > Preventive Medicine & Public Health
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