Patient satisfaction in hospital-based emergency departments: Recommendation for healthcare management and policy

Blossom Yen Ju Lin, Chung Ping Cliff Hsu, Cheng Hua Lee, Ming Chin Chao

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Abstract

This study was aimed to examine patient satisfaction in Taiwan hospital-based emergency departments (ED). The 460 ED patients were surveyed - 66 from medical centers, 101 form regional hospitals and 293 from district hospitals. A structured questionnaire were developed covering three service dimensions including perceived waiting times, service quality of medical professionals and physical environments in the ED. The overall ED patient satisfaction and willingness to promote the ED were also measured. It found that perceived waiting times and professional service quality were the factors associated with the overall ED patient satisfaction and willingness to promote the ED. In addition, this study might be the first one to examine the ED about their physical environments. As expected, the issue of privacy, clearness, noises, air smell, temperature and direction signals had played important roles on the overall ED patient satisfaction and willingness to promote the ED.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-189
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Public Policy
Volume5
Issue number2-3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Hospital-based emergency department
  • Patient satisfaction
  • Physical environments
  • Quality improvement
  • Taiwan

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