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Title: Patient satisfaction with primary health care services in two districts in Lower and Upper Egypt
Authors: Gadallah, M.
Zaki, B.
Rady, M.
Anwer, W.
Sallam, I.
Issue Date: 2003
Language: English
Abstract: This study compares patient satisfaction with primary health care services and identifies factors associated with patient satisfaction in two health districts in Egypt where a project for upgrading primary health care services had been running for three years. An exit interview was conducted for 1108 patients using a structured questionnaire. The results revealed that most clients using primary health care services were females. Patient satisfaction was high for accessibility, waiting area conditions and performance of doctors and nurses. The main complaints centred on the availability of prescribed drugs and laboratory investigations. Additionally, level of privacy in the consultation room was described as unsatisfactory by 33% of patients. There was no association between overall patient satisfaction and age, gender, education level or type of service received
Description: 422-430
Keywords: Cross-Sectional Studies
Health Care Costs
Health Facility Environment
Health Services Accessibility
Health Services Research
Needs Assessment
Primary Health Care
Professional-Patient Relations
Qualitative Research
Subject: Patient Satisfaction
ISSN: 1020-3397
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Appears in Collections:EMRO Journal Articles (EMHJ)

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