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Journal of Medical Systems

, Volume 36, Issue 3, pp 1301–1307 | Cite as

Analysis of the Multi-Item Dimensionality of Patients’ Perceived Value in Hospital Services

  • Abdulkadir Teke
  • Ekrem Cengiz
  • Mehmet Çetin
  • Cesim Demir
  • Fazil Kirkbir
  • Turan Fedai
ORIGINAL PAPER

Abstract

The purpose of this research is to analyse the multi-item dimensionality of patients’ perceived value in hospital service. A total of 564 patients administered to Gulhane Military Medical Academy were surveyed. Sample population was specified through convenience sampling procedure. A face to face survey was conducted by three interviewers in August 2008. Confirmatory Data Analysis was carried out to reach the final data analysis. A scale of overall perceived value in health service was developed, which was composed of three dimensions and represented by 21 items. These dimensions were: Functional value, emotional value, and social value. The results indicated that perceived value was a multidimensional construct that affects the whole process of service purchasing. If the hospitals managers give importance to the sub-dimensions of the patient value inclined to their own hospitals and they regularly examine the situation of these dimensions, they can move one step ahead in achieving patient satisfaction and loyalty.

Keywords

Perceived value Health care management Second-order confirmatory factor analysis Patient satisfaction 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abdulkadir Teke
    • 1
  • Ekrem Cengiz
    • 2
  • Mehmet Çetin
    • 3
    • 5
  • Cesim Demir
    • 1
  • Fazil Kirkbir
    • 4
  • Turan Fedai
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Health Services ManagementGulhane Military Medical AcademyAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Department of MarketingGümüşhane UniversityGümüşhaneTurkey
  3. 3.Department of Military Health ServicesGulhane Military Medical AcademyAnkaraTurkey
  4. 4.Department of MarketingKaradeniz Technical UniversityTrabzonTurkey
  5. 5.GATA Askeri Sağlik Hizmetleri ADAnkaraTurkey

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