Levels of dissatisfaction of external users of the Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño (National Institute of Child Health) in Lima, Peru

Authors

  • Roberto Shimabuku Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño. Lima, Perú. Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima, Perú. Médico doctor en Medicina.
  • Luis Huicho Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño. Lima, Perú. 2 Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima, Perú. Facultad de Medicina “Alberto Hurtado”, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú. Médico doctor en Medicina.
  • Danitza Fernández Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño. Lima, Perú. Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima, Perú. médico magíster en Medicina.
  • Graciela Nakachi Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño. Lima, Perú. Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima, Perú. médico magíster en Medicina.
  • Ruth Maldonado Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño. Lima, Perú. enfermera.
  • Armando Barrientos Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño. Lima, Perú. estadístico.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2012.294.392

Keywords:

Patient satisfaction, Quality of health care, Health Child, Public Hospitals, Peru

Abstract

Objectives. To determine the changes in the levels of dissatisfaction of the external users of the Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño, in Lima, Peru. Materials and methods. Observational study based on a software to evaluate surveys completed by health care users (Software de Evaluación de Encuestas de Usuarios en Salud - SEEUS). The population consisted of every person accompanying external users to outpatient visits, inpatient visits or emergency treatment in the years 2008, 2009 and 2010. To calculate the sample size, last year’s proportion of users dissatisfied with each service was used, with an estimated error of 5% at a 95% confidence level Results. A sample of 2051 people was obtained, which revealed a decreasing trend in the levels of dissatisfaction with outpatient visits, and an increased dissatisfaction in the medical capabilities dimension for hospitalization and emergency services. In addition, a dissatisfaction index lower than 0.20 was registered in the medical capabilities dimension for outpatient visits. In contrast, the highest dissatisfaction indexes were registered in the hygiene dimension for 2009 (0.25) and 2010 (0.25), and in the others dimension for emergency services in 2009 (0.25). Conclusions. The dimensions showing an increase in the dissatisfaction index were tangible aspects, hygiene and others for hospitalization and emergency services. On the other hand, the medical capabilities dimension for outpatient visits showed a decrease in the level of dissatisfaction over the evaluated period.

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2014-02-05

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Shimabuku R, Huicho L, Fernández D, Nakachi G, Maldonado R, Barrientos A. Levels of dissatisfaction of external users of the Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño (National Institute of Child Health) in Lima, Peru. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2014 Feb. 5 [cited 2024 Apr. 24];29(4). Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/392

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