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The second part is a questionnaire to find out patient satisfaction from Taylor and Baker (1994) [9] which has been modified.
Patient satisfaction studies done in Pakistan have shown low patient satisfaction in government healthcare facilities and increasing utilization of private healthcare facilities across all income quintiles (lower to higher socioeconomic status).
Keywords: Medicine, Patient satisfaction, Private hospital, Quality of care, Surgery.
Many things contribute to patient satisfaction diagnostic skills, convenience, access, quality of care, physical facilities.
Furthermore, it has been shown that patient satisfaction is unrelated to denture quality and to sophisticated techniques for the treatment.
PATIENT SATISFACTION IS A COGNITIVE EVALUATION and an emotional reaction to medical care that is strongly influenced by underlying expectations.
Litigation with regards to treatment protocols has stunned the health care systems around the world and has created doubts in he over all results of therapy in cases where patient satisfaction was a doubt1-6.
The emerging concept of rewarding hospitals for meeting performance measures that are based upon patient satisfaction surveys and quality performance, rather than on the volume of services provided, has resulted in the identification of high-performing and low-performing providers and concomitant reductions in reimbursement rates for low-performing hospitals (CMS, 2010b; Vina et al.
Evaluating the relationship between patient satisfaction and accreditation scores is important for assessing the impact of accreditation systems; however, the few studies that have addressed this question have failed to detect an association (11-14).
The purpose of this exploratory study is to search for an answer to those questions by examining the measures of patient satisfaction reported for each hospital to determine which measures of patient satisfaction have a significant impact on the patient's overall hospital rating.
4) Since 2002, the Department of Health (DOH) has launched a national survey program in which all NHS trusts in England have to survey patient satisfaction on an annual basis and report the results to their regulators.
The latest report named Clinton Hospital in the number-one position in Massachusetts for patient satisfaction in six out of 10 categories, and the hospital also ranked higher than the national average in all 10 areas measured.

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