Medical service quality, patient satisfaction and intent to revisit: Case study of public hub hospitals in the Republic of Korea

Selin Woo, Mankyu Choi

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Abstract

This study aimed to construct and test structural equation modeling of the causal relationship between quality of healthcare, patient satisfaction, and intent to revisit perceived by patients using regional hub public hospitals. In this study, data of 2,951 outpatients and 3,135 inpatients were collected using the “2018 Regional Hub Public Hospital Operational Evaluation.” A structural equation model was used to understand the relationship between patient satisfaction and intent to revisit, and bootstrap analysis was performed. In the direct effect, outpatients were presented in the order of the physician’s practice service, the hospital’s environment, and patient satisfaction. Inpatients were in the order of the physician’s practice service and, medical staff’s kindness and consideration,; patient satisfaction was shown in this order. In the indirect effect, the outpatients were presented in the order of physician’s practice service, medical staff’s kindness and consideration, and hospital’s physical environment. Inpatients were introduced in the order of medical staff’s kindness and consideration, nurse’s practice service, physician’s practice service, and patient satisfaction. Regional hub public hospitals need high-quality medical services and efforts from all departments to treat patients with sincerity to improve patient satisfaction and increase intent to revisit.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere0252241
JournalPloS one
Volume16
Issue number6 June 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Jun

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