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Int J Qual Health Care. 2011 Aug;23(4):390-6. doi: 10.1093/intqhc/mzr037. Epub 2011 Jun 29.

A population-based survey using PPE-15: relationship of care aspects to patient satisfaction in Hong Kong.

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School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, HKSAR, Hong Kong, China. lywong@cuhk.edu.hk

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Satisfaction with hospitalization may lead to both better health outcomes for patients and create better working environment and relationship between staff and patients. The objective of this study is to explore the relationship between the experiences of inpatients with specific aspects of care and satisfaction with the hospitalization experience.

DESIGN:

A secondary data analysis based on the Thematic Household Survey which was regularly conducted by the Census and Statistic Department.

SETTING:

This survey covered the land-based non-institutional population of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), China, and representing 99% of the total population of HKSAR of 6.8 million.

PARTICIPANTS:

Totally 1264 respondents aged ≥15 who had ever been admitted to local hospital in 12 months prior enumeration were recruited.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES:

The Picker Patient Experience Questionnaire-15 (PPE-15) was adopted for measuring patient-perceived quality of hospitalization; and one global rating of the overall quality of hospital service was included.

RESULTS:

The mean global satisfaction scores for public and private hospital care were 7.3/10 and 7.8/10, respectively. By adjusting patient demographics, the regression models show that 'want to be more involved in decision made about the care and treatment', 'respect for patient's dignity', 'patients' family have enough opportunity to talk to doctor' and 'tell about danger signals regarding illness/treatment after went home' are major determinants of the global satisfaction scores.

CONCLUSION:

Communication, respect and patient engagement in provider-patient relationship are important in determining patient's satisfaction. Training and healthcare education curriculum could take this into account for ensuring the quality of patient-centered care.

PMID:
21715558
DOI:
10.1093/intqhc/mzr037
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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