Special Issue "Patient Satisfaction with Health Services"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Economics".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2019).
Alicante-Sant Joan Health District., Alicante, Spain
Interests: quality assurance; patient safety; patient experience; eHealth
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Koos, in the 1950s, and Donabedian, in the 1960s, incorporated the patient’s perspective as a measure of the outcome of healthcare. In the 1970s, the measures of patient satisfaction experienced further growth, and we paid attention to what patients had to say. Today, in the 21st century, it has become evident that the role assigned to patients in their relationship with health professionals and healthcare organizations needs to be reoriented.
This issue of IJERPH focuses on research and experiences related to patient satisfaction measures and how patients are involved in the outcome assessment. This may include a description of new challenges, approaches or instruments to assess patient satisfaction in hospitalization, inpatient and outpatient surgery, mental health, primary care, telemedicine, the results of implementing a patient-centered approach, the impact of new interventions to increase patient satisfaction, the experiences of patients with chronic conditions, or the assessment of the support received to overcome the burdens that caregivers of these patients suffer.
In this special issue, we invite researchers in public health, management, quality assurance, epidemiology, health economics, and other social sciences to submit high quality empirical papers or systematical reviews related to the issues in this research area.
Prof. José Joaquín Mira
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- Patient Satisfaction
- Patient Acceptance of Health Care
- Patient-Centered Care
- Patient Preference
- Consumer Satisfaction
- Patient participation
- Patient Outcome Assessment
- Patient Reported Outcome Measures
- Physician-Patient Relations
- Nurse-Patient Relations