Assessing quality of healthcare service by the SERVQUAL model: A case study of a field hospital

Ajam, M. and Sadeghifar, J. and Anjomshoa, M. and Mahmoudi, S. and Honarvar, H. and Mousavi, S.M. (2014) Assessing quality of healthcare service by the SERVQUAL model: A case study of a field hospital. Journal of Military Medicine, 15 (4). pp. 273-279. ISSN 17351537

Assessing quality of healthcare service by the SERVQUAL model A case study of a field hospital.pdf

Download (633kB) | Preview
Official URL:


Aims: Identifying quality gap of services provided by hospital lead to preparing improvement projects and programs. This study intends to determine the quality gap in healthcare services provided by Shahid Elmi Field Hospital from the view point of Patients. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 100 patients admitted to the hospital in 2011 were selected randomly for the study. The data gathered through SERVQUAL Standard Questioner. The content validity and reliability was confirmed by specialist opinions and Cronbach's alpha coefficient, respectively. Data analysis was conducted using descriptive statistics and two-sample t, Pearson correlation and ANOVA tests, using SPSS version 18. Results: According to the patients' views, there is a positive quality gap in delivered services. The highest mean score of the negative and positive quality gap were related to Responsiveness (-0.02) and access (0.035) respectively. There was a significant relation between the frequency of referral and the quality empathy (p=0.05). Conclusion: According to the results, the delivered services of the studied Field hospital is higher than the expectations of patients. It is recommended that processes related to delivery of services, in all dimensions of services' quality particularly responsiveness and assurance, should be identified and reengineered.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: cited By 5
Subjects: WX Hospitals and Other Health Facilities
Depositing User: Ms Roya Vesal Azad
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2020 09:28
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2020 09:28

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item