This study identified public hospital patients'preferences under managed care and health reform.
A cross-sectional survey of 348 ambulatory public hospital patients was conducted.
Patients reported a high degree of loyalty to the public hospital given several hypothetical reform scenarios.
Those patients who stated they would remain at the hospital increased (from 74.2% to 85.5%) when care elsewhere required copayment for medications and physician visits.
Patients at one public hospital reported a high likelihood of remaining in the public system, and this likelihood increased when copayment for services was required elsewhere.
Mots-clés Pascal : Malade, Préférence, Choix, Hôpital, Service public, Qualité, Soin, Ambulatoire, Satisfaction, Participation, Financement, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Système santé, Réforme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Patient, Preference, Choice, Hospital, Public utilities, Quality, Care, Ambulatory, Satisfaction, Participation, Financing, United States, North America, America, Health system
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0196268
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 11/09/1998.