Analysis of the Multi-Item Dimensionality of Patients' Perceived Value in Hospital Services


TEKE A., Cengiz E., CETIN M., DEMIR C., KIRKBİR F. , FEDAI T.

JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SYSTEMS, cilt.36, ss.1301-1307, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 36 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s10916-010-9590-0
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SYSTEMS
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.1301-1307

Özet

The purpose of this research is to analyse the multi-item dimensionality of patients' perceived value in hospital service. A total of 564 patients administered to Gulhane Military Medical Academy were surveyed. Sample population was specified through convenience sampling procedure. A face to face survey was conducted by three interviewers in August 2008. Confirmatory Data Analysis was carried out to reach the final data analysis. A scale of overall perceived value in health service was developed, which was composed of three dimensions and represented by 21 items. These dimensions were: Functional value, emotional value, and social value. The results indicated that perceived value was a multidimensional construct that affects the whole process of service purchasing. If the hospitals managers give importance to the sub-dimensions of the patient value inclined to their own hospitals and they regularly examine the situation of these dimensions, they can move one step ahead in achieving patient satisfaction and loyalty.