A STRUCTURAL EQUATION MODEL TEST OF PATIENT SATISFACTION IN THE HEALTH SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS IN TRABZON CITY

Ahmet Mutlu AKYÜZ, Hasan AYYILDIZ
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This study investigated the factors that are thought to be affect patient satisfaction in the health service organizations in Trabzon city within the framework of patient satisfaction in health services. The pro-posed hypotheses were tested under a structural equation model (SEM). The sample population for the study are the individuals who have already hospitalized and discharged from Trabzon City hospitals and accepted to represent their observations about health-care services. A draft questionnaire was developed to measure the factors in the model. All items under the factors were measured on a five-point Likert scale. Questionnaires were asked to adults who are over the age of 18 during face-to-face interviews. Data collection was carried out from January to March 2010 and 400 completed surveys were collected with a response rate of 89.5 percent. The Amos software package was used to perform the SEM and it was suc-cessfully performed. From the results of tested hypotheses, it was understood that patient satisfaction in the health service organizations in Trabzon city are respectively affected by managerial services, attention and politeness, cleanliness and hygiene, hospital informing services both directly and indirectly.

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