Factors Determining Inpatient Satisfaction with Hospital Care in Bangladesh

  •  Laila Ashrafun    
  •  Mohammad Jasim Uddin    


The objective of this study is to identify factors associated with satisfaction among inpatients receiving medical and surgical care for urinary, cardiovascular, respiratory, and ophthalmology diseases at Dhaka Government Medical College Hospital, Bangladesh. The data of this study is collected from 190 inpatients by using a patient judgments questionnaire covering 10 dimensions of satisfaction (appointment waiting time for doctor after admission, doctor’s treatment and behavior, behavior and services of nurses, boys and ayas (-care givers-), toilet and bath room condition, quality of food, number of days in the hospital, cost for treatment, and gift/tips culture in the hospital). Patient overall level of satisfaction is treated as dependent variable, while dimensions of satisfaction are each treated as independent variables. Additionally, inpatients’ socio-economic characteristics such as education, occupation and monthly family income are used as independent variables. OLS regression models are used to identify key factors connected with inpatients satisfaction. The level of significance for variables retain in the regression models is set at 0.05. The final regression model is significant with F-value of 73.673 (p<0.001) and can explain 80.8% of the variation in the dependent variable as it is indicated by the R-Square. The nested model F-test suggests that inpatients’ monthly family income and levels of education have significant effect on the dependent variable.


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