Questioning patient satisfaction : An empirical investigation in two outpatient clinics.
Although patient satisfaction is a commonly applied measure when evaluating health services, there are lingering doubts about its validity.
This paper will examine the model of satisfaction which presumes that patients judge their level of satisfaction by comparing their experience of care with their prior expectations by reporting on an interview-based study of patients'views in a cardiology and respiratory medicine outpatient clinic.
The findings of the study suggest that the widely used model of patient satisfaction provides only limited understanding of the way that patients evaluate their care. he paper identifies problems with the measurement of patient satisfaction, and encourages less structured approaches to obtaining patients'views.
Mots-clés Pascal : Satisfaction, Autoperception, Service santé, Soin, Evaluation, Analyse qualitative, Echelle évaluation, Homme, Entretien, Questionnaire, Angleterre, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Psychométrie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Satisfaction, Self perception, Health service, Care, Evaluation, Qualitative analysis, Evaluation scale, Human, Interview, Questionnaire, England, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Psychometrics
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0160252
Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 21/05/1997.