One of the goals of the health system is to ensure that people are healthy. Reaching this goal is only possible through the provision of the proper services. The satisfaction of patients with the quality of health care services is used as a questionare to investigate the effectiveness of hospital services concerning consumption management and patient care quality. It assists managers and the decision-making network to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the system.
This study aimed to investigate the satisfaction of hospitalized patients in educational and medical centers of Rasht City, Iran with the “Health Care System Reform Plan” in 2019.
The present study is an analytical cross-sectional study. A total of 395 patients hospitalized in educational and medical centers of Rasht City were selected based on the stratified random sampling method and according to the inclusion criteria. The study data were collected by a questionnaire examining patientschr('39') satisfaction with the “Health Care System Reform Plan” developed by the Treatment Deputy of Guilan University of Medical Sciences. The questionnaire has 37 questions in 5 areas of patient’s satisfaction with hoteling, hospital bills reduction program, resident physician program, notification program, the program for the promotion of normal childbirth. Data analysis performed using descriptive statistics indicators and Mann-Whitney U, Kruskal Wallis, and logistic regression model.
The results showed the mean±SD of sampleschr('39') age was 43.51±18 years. The majority (23.8%) of the samples were less than 30 years old. Moreover, there was a significant difference between satisfaction score of the Plan (P = 0.009) in terms of gender, hospital bills (P = 0.001), resident physicians (P = 0.009), and notification program (P = 0.032). Also, men had a higher overall score than women. The findings of this study showed that the mean ± SD satisfaction was equal to 82.8 9.1 with a minimum score of 39.71. In the logistics model, only two variables of the hospital (P = 0.017) and job (P = 0.001) were considered as the most important factors related to the overall satisfaction with the “Health Care System Reform Plan.”
Based on the results of the study, patientschr('39') satisfaction with the implementation of the “Health Care System Reform Plan” was at the acceptable level and various factors have contributed to this level of satisfaction.
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