Sadia Siddiqi, Faridah Amin, Farheen Saboor.
Factors Associated with patient Satisfaction ? Evidence from a Primary Care Not for Profit Organization in Karachi, Pakistan.
J Bahria Uni Med Dental Coll Jan ;9(1):38-42.

ABSTRACT: Objective: This study was aimed to determine patient satisfaction and factors associated with patient satisfaction in a not for profit private primary healthcare service in Karachi, Pakistan. Methodology: A cross sectional survey was conducted across eight primary healthcare clinics of Sina Health, Education and Welfare trust. A total of 557 patients visiting these primary healthcare services participated in the study. The questionnaire gauged information in 2 parts: assessing demographics and patient satisfaction with services Chi square use as the test of significance. The data was analyzed on SPSS version 20. Results: Results revealed that majority (89%) of the patients were women and more than half were between 30-60 years of age. In the multivariable model, patients were more likely to be satisfied with less waiting time at pharmacy (p 0.007), listening (p 0.01), assessing (p 0.001) and counseling (p 0.007 ) skills of the doctor. Conclusion: The study highlights a successful possibility of provision of quality primary healthcare services in developing countries with easy access for the people most deserving it especially women, at an affordable cost. One of the unique reasons for satisfaction is the training of Sina doctors and staff on regular basis.

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