Measuring Paatient Satisfaction Outcomes Across Provider Disciplines

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The purpose of this methodological research was to modify and test an instrument measuring patient satisfaction outcomes with primary care providers who represent different disciplines. The Patient Satisfaction with Health Care Provider Scale (PSHCPS) was adapted from a questionnaire indexing four satisfaction dimensions: Access, Humaneness, Quality, and General Satisfaction (Gherkin, Hart, & Rosenblatt, 1988). Following modification, the PSHCPS was administered to 167 adults with NP or MD providers at a university-based, managed-care setting for the medically indigent. The total scale Cronbach' s alpha was .93. Factor analysis supported an unidimensional scale with 18 items loading above .40 and 43% explained variance.

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