Oman Journal of Ophthalmology

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 73--76

Patient satisfaction regarding eye care services at tertiary hospital of central India


Anand Sudhan1, Rajiv Khandekar2, Subramanyam Deveragonda1, Sheela Devi3, BK Jain1, Ramendra Sachan1, Vijay Singh1 
1 Sadguru Netra Chikitsalaya, Chitrakoot, Madhya Pradesh, India
2 Eye and Ear Health Care, Department of Non Communicable Disease Control, Ministry of Health, Muscat, Oman
3 International Centre for Rural Eye Care, LVPEI, Hyderabad, India

Correspondence Address:
Rajiv Khandekar
Eye and Ear Health Care, NCD, DGHA, MOH (HQ), POB: 393, Pin: 113, Muscat
Oman

Purpose : To evaluate patients«SQ» satisfaction regarding eye care services and suggest policy changes accordingly. Study Design : Descriptive study. Materials and Methods : This study was conducted between September 2005 and June 2006. Patients attending the eye clinic of Sadguru Netra Chikitsalaya, Chitrakoot, Madhya Pradesh, India, and admitted as in-patients in this hospital were our study population. Randomly selected patients were interviewed by trained staff. Close-ended questionnaire was used to conduct these structured interviews. Their responses were grouped into one of five categories and evaluated to determine satisfaction for different components of eye care services. Results : Three hundred and twenty persons were interviewed. The satisfaction was of excellent grade among 77 (48.1%) patients attending clinic and 156 (97.5%) patients who were admitted in the hospital. The participants expressed dissatisfaction for the long waiting period in clinics, poor cleanliness, and insufficient toilet facilities. Those admitted in the hospital felt that food facilities were less than the expected quality. Child-friendly facilities received high satisfaction scores. Conclusion : Although eye care services both in clinics and in the wards were satisfactory according to the end-users, there are scopes for improvement. Patient satisfaction surveys should be encouraged in hospitals for better accountability and also for strengthening the quality of eye care services.


How to cite this article:
Sudhan A, Khandekar R, Deveragonda S, Devi S, Jain B K, Sachan R, Singh V. Patient satisfaction regarding eye care services at tertiary hospital of central India.Oman J Ophthalmol 2011;4:73-76


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Sudhan A, Khandekar R, Deveragonda S, Devi S, Jain B K, Sachan R, Singh V. Patient satisfaction regarding eye care services at tertiary hospital of central India. Oman J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2011 [cited 2019 Aug 22 ];4:73-76
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