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Journal:   JOURNAL OF ARDABIL UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (JAUMS)   June-September 2003 , Volume 2 , Number 8; Page(s) 20 To 27.
 
Paper: 

DEGREE OF SATISFACTION AMONG PATIENTS REFERRING TO THE EMERGENCY ROOMS OF HOSPITAL OF ARDABIL UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, 2000

 
 
Author(s):  ENTEZARIASL M.*, MOTAMEDI F.
 
* Department of Anesthesiology, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran
 
Abstract: 

Background & Objective: The quality of services given to emergency patients at a hospital as well as these patients satisfaction of the services is an index of overall services in that hospital. This study is an attempt to evaluate the degree of satisfaction among the patients referring to the emergency rooms of the hospital of Ardabil University of Medical Sciences during fall and winter 2000.
Methods: In this cross-sectional prospective study, 600 emergency patients referring to emergency rooms of Alavi, Fatemi, Buali and Aliasghar hospitals were selected. They filled a questionnaire. The data were analyzed by SPSS software.
Results: The findings indicated that 78.1% of the whole subjects were generally satisfied with the services. The greatest degree of satisfaction belonged to specialty services (93.8%) and the physicians and nurses contact (92.3% and 91.8% respectively). The least degree of satisfaction belonged to hospital charges (40.2%), and unavailability of non-emergency drugs in hospital pharmacy (42.9%).
Conclusions: According to the results of this study the medical centers need to offer more coverage of national health insurance services. Furthermore it seems necessary to equip these emergency rooms with round the clock pharmacies and provide the required drugs.

 
Keyword(s): MEDICAL EMERGENCY, HOSPITAL, SATISFACTION, MEDICAL SERVICES
 
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