International Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Taxation

International Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Taxation ISSN 2143-5572 Vol. 3 (4), pp. 351-356, April, 2016. © International Scholars Journals

Full Length Research Paper

Factors determining patients’ satisfaction with health care services at Pumwani Maternity Hospital in Kenya

*Catherine Q. Mariga, Ndereba B. Kemboi and Raila Mwangi Loroupe

Maseno University, P.O. Box 77807 – 00622, Nairobi, Kenya.

*Corresponding author. E-mail: maringa.cath23@gmail.com

Accepted 11 January, 2016

Abstract

This study aims to identify factors which determine patients’ satisfaction with health care services at Pumwani Maternity Hospital in Nairobi Kenya. It assessed the client’s satisfaction with health care services at Pumwani Maternity Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya. A descriptive cross sectional study design was used, purposive sampling method was applied to select the institution and a sample size of 280 of postnatal mothers was calculated from a population of 1000 using Fisher’s method. Systematic sampling was used to select the clients. Patient’s satisfaction on the quality of services offered to them was determined using observation checklist and structured Likert scale questionnaire for exit interviews to select clients. Data were collected over a period of 3 months, and both descriptive and inferential analysis was done. The study shows that despite the high cost services, inadequate staffing and poor sanitation, the hospital managed to offer quality services that satisfied the majority of clients. The factors identified to determine patient satisfaction were patient waiting time, attitude of the providers, availability of drugs and services, affordability of the services, level of staffing and level of cleanliness. The findings would help in implementation of quality health care and improvement for best results of clients’ satisfaction.

Key words: Pumwani Maternity Hospital, patient, satisfaction, health care.