International Journal of Management, Accounting and Economics
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Volume 3, No. 9, September 2016 Pages: 473 - 485
Service Quality about Health Sector of UK and Pakistan: A Comparative Study
Qaisar Iqbal, Siti Hasnah Binti Hassan
Corresponding author:
qaisarkh86[at]gmail[dot]com
Abstract:
The aim of this study is to determine mean comparison and identify similarities for all five dimensions of service quality between public hospitals in London city, UK and private hospitals in Attock city of Pakistan on the basis of patient’s perception. Data was collected from patients through self-administered questionnaire. SERVQUAL was measurement scale, comprises of 21 items covering all five dimensions. Independence T-Test was performed to analyze collected data using Statistical software package for social sciences. Response rate is this study is 83.33%. It is concluded that in both sectors, performance of hospitals is lowest in responsiveness dimension of service quality. There is highest level of assurance among public hospitals of United Kingdom but in Pakistani private hospitals, empathy dimension is on higher side as compared to other four dimensions. Overall service quality in public hospitals of UK is better than those in private hospitals of Pakistan.
Keywords:
Service Quality, HealthCare Units, Developing and Developed Country, Patient’s perception.
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