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Autonomy support in primary care--validation of the German version of the Health Care Climate Questionnaire.
We translated and culturally adapted the HCCQ, then administered the questionnaire to primary care patients from nine general practices in Germany. We used the European Task Force on Patient Evaluations of General Practice questionnaire (EUROPEP) to assess convergent validity. Subsequently, we perfo...
Why patients take part in the Royal College of Physicians Practical Assessment of Clinical Examination Skills (MRCP PACES).
The aim of this study was to examine patients' motivation to participate in the Royal College of Physicians Practical Assessment of Clinical Examination Skills (PACES). An exploratory cross-sectional study was performed with data collected via telephone interviews. All patients aged...
Latent variables in conjoint measurement – a case of healthcare market in Poland
The paper focuses on the application of additive measurement models with latent variables into the analysis of customer preferences' structure. The patient choices refer, in this case, to ambulatory healthcare market. The background of the analysis is the changing attitude towards patients as clients...
Cross-cultural evaluation of the WHOQOL-BREF domains in primary care depressed patients using Rasch analysis.
The Rasch model prescribes procedures to ensure that a scale constructed from multiple items conforms to fundamental requirements of interval scales of measurement. To test the Rasch properties of the domains of the World Health Organization Quality of Life Instrument...
Patients overestimate the potential benefits of elective percutaneous coronary intervention.
We surveyed 498 consecutive elective PCI patients a mean of 13.7 months after being treated between 1/06-10/07, 2007, at two hospitals. We used a one-page questionnaire quantifying their perceptions of the benefits from PCI. Of 498 eligible subjects, 350 responded (70%). The mean age...
Core quality and associated supportive quality parameters: a conceptual quality framework in healthcare establishment
A method of quality applicable mainly to goods and services of non–healthcare sector cannot be applied without modification or adaptation to healthcare especially in healthcare establishments and hospitals which deal with living beings as patients who themselves are the most critical input influenc...
Quality of healthcare service delivery in public sector hospitals: a case study based on Western Province in Sri Lanka
The main objective of this paper is identification of current service quality of healthcare delivery of public sector hospitals to assess the quality determinants of healthcare delivery and to suggest policies and strategies to improve service quality of healthcare delivery. This study was conducted...
Study of Multi–Commodity Network Flow problem for the Patient Distribution System
The Patient Distribution System (PDS) is one of the urgent problems, similar to the Multi–Commodity Network Flow (MCNF) problem, which need rational attention. Medical tourism has become a buzz word for low cost treatment; a number of patients travel to different countries for getting treatment for...
On being a doctor. Daily dilemmas.
[Consumer study on the use of patient information leaflets].
We also wanted to evaluate the impact of the internet in the patient's search for information on health and medication. Do patients consult the digital PIL and is the FAGG website known by common people? In order to answer these research questions, a specific inquiry was performed in 800 respondents...