Patients' reference for evening pay clinic at a tertiary care hospital.

R. N. Basu, P. Satyashanker, G. Joseph, V. Narendranath, A. Kuruvilla

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To lessen overcrowding in the regular morning OPD and obtain better patient satisfaction, Evening Pay Clinic in a tertiary care hospital with daily OPD attendance between 1000 and 1200 patients was conceptualised. To elicit patients' response to the proposed system a survey with a structured questionnaire among 202 randomised sample of patients was conducted. Patient preference depended on distance of their home from the hospital as well as availability of suitable transport to reach the pay clinic and the likelihood of their being able to go back by the same evening after their encounter with the hospital was over. The majority of the patients preferred the proposed system as it promised quick and personalised service and the attendance by the doctors of their choice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-72
Number of pages6
JournalJournal (Academy of Hospital Administration (India))
Issue number2-1
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-1996
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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