A STUDY TO ASSESS PATIENT SATISFACTION IN EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT OF A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL IN KARACHI
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Keywords

Patient satisfaction
service quality
health care services
Karachi
hospitals
emergency department
service supply chain
demand & supply

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Burney, S., & Burney, S. M. A. (2021). A STUDY TO ASSESS PATIENT SATISFACTION IN EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT OF A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL IN KARACHI. Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 60(2), 25–37. Retrieved from https://www.jsshuok.com/oj/index.php/jssh/article/view/547

Abstract

The Emergency Department (ED) is a crucial medical treatment unit of hospital specializing in emergency medicine. EDs are responsible for providing immediate healthcare facilities to patients arriving without prior appointment. Thus, evaluating patient satisfaction is of immense importance for efficient service delivery. Very few studies are found in Pakistan, related to patients’ satisfaction and utilization of ED services both from demand and supply perspective of ED-Services Supply Chains (SSCs). Data was collected to assess 200 patient’s satisfaction towards quality of healthcare services of ED of Sindh Government Qatar Hospital, Orangi town-a tertiary care hospital in Karachi. Structured questionnaire was developed to interview patients and their attendants. Results of SPSS analysis revealed that 55% of patients were transferred to ED within 5 minutes, which shows efficient patient queues and flow management. 64.5% patient’s average LOS was between 40-60 minutes. 71% get the availability of basic facilities in ED. Majority of patients i.e. 96.5% and 90.5%, showed satisfaction with the time spent and treatment given by the doctor. Majority of the patients (96%) are satisfied with the services and performance of ED of a tertiary care hospital and 76% patients showed willingness to recommend ED of Government Qatar Hospital, Karachi to others.

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