Satisfaction of patients in government medical teaching institutes of Peshawar Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan: a cross-sectional analytical study

Authors

  • Muhammad Mushtaq Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Khyber Girls Medical College, Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Khadim Shah Hayatabad Medical Complex, Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Yasir Rahman Khattak Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Khyber Girls Medical College, Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Nouman Khattak Department of Physiology, Rahman Medical College, Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Hooria Farheen Department of Gastroenterology, Rahman Medical College, Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Sabiha Akhtar Hayatabad Medical Complex, Peshawar, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.9990

Keywords:

Patient satisfaction, MTI Peshawar, Quality of healthcare, Tertiary care facility, Inpatient services

Abstract

Objectives: To evaluate patient satisfaction and its associated factors in teaching hospitals.

Method: The cross-sectional, analytical study was conducted from September to December 2022 at three public-sector medical teaching hospitals in Peshawar, Pakistan, and comprised adult patients of either admitted to various hospital wards for at least 2 days. Data was collected using a predesigned a closed-ended questionnaire assessing patient satisfaction in different domains like, facilitation at the admission, professional knowledge and skills of the attending doctors, quality of diagnostic and nursing services, and basic amenities. Data was analysed using SPSS version origin Pro 2022a.

Results: There were 473 patients with a male-female ratio of 3:1, with mean age 43.3+14.7 years (range: 11-85 years), and mean hospital stay 5.96+3.37 days (range: 2-18 days). Of the 2,365 response statements for facilitation at the admission counter, 2,051(87%) were positive; of the 2,365 statements for attending doctors, 2,012(85%) were positive; of the 2,838 statements for nursing care, 2,122(75%) were positive; of 946 statements for diagnostic services, 627(66%) were positive; and of the 3,311 statements for basic amenities at the hospital, 1,246(38%) were positive. Overall, of the 11,825 response statements, 8058(68%) were positive. The patient satisfaction was significantly co-related with education and hospital stay (p<0.05).

Conclusion: Patients were found to be generally satisfied with healthcare services, but not with the provision of basic amenities.

Key Words: Patient satisfaction, MTI Peshawar, Quality of healthcare, Tertiary care facility, Inpatient services.

Published

2024-03-20

How to Cite

Mushtaq, M., Shah, K., Rahman Khattak, Y., Khattak, N., Farheen, H., & Sabiha Akhtar. (2024). Satisfaction of patients in government medical teaching institutes of Peshawar Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan: a cross-sectional analytical study. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 74(4), 701–705. https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.9990

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Research Article