UNIGE document Scientific Article
previous document  unige:25937  next document
add to browser collection
Title

Patient Satisfaction Studies and the Monitoring of the Right to Health: Some Thoughts Based on a Review of the Literature

Authors
Published in Global Journal of Health Science. 2011, vol. 3, no. 1, p. 64-69
Abstract Abstract The concept of patient satisfaction has a long history of controversy and debate. Yet it remains a topic of scientific investigation. Little is known about its importance as a tool for monitoring the right to health. A non-exhaustive review of scientific articles reported in Medline was done in order to better understand how patient satisfaction can be investigated and what it indicates. Over time and years the concept of patient satisfaction shows an evolution towards complexity, while becoming more operational. Indeed patient satisfaction studies have proved of value as a health indicator and allowed the implementation of improvement strategies in the health sector based on “the voice of the patient”, thus becoming a potential right to health indicator. However they do have limits, but we consider nevertheless that they are of interest as a health indicator and that they should be put as such on the public health agenda.
Identifiers
Full text
Article (Published version) (156 Kb) - document accessible for UNIGE members only Limited access to UNIGE
Structures
Research group Groupe Chastonay Philippe (santé publique et communautaire) (116)
Citation
(ISO format)
KABENGELE MPINGA, Emmanuel, CHASTONAY, Philippe. Patient Satisfaction Studies and the Monitoring of the Right to Health: Some Thoughts Based on a Review of the Literature. In: Global Journal of Health Science, 2011, vol. 3, n° 1, p. 64-69. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:25937

180 hits

2 downloads

Update

Deposited on : 2013-01-25

Export document
Format :
Citation style :