Journal of Health Sciences and Epidemiology
Vol. 1 No. 2 (2023): August 2023

An Examination of the Disparities Between Patient Expectations and Perceptions about Drug Delivery Operations at the Outpatient Pharmacy in the Hospital

Ismeliaoctari (Pharmacy Departement, Health Polytechnic Ministry of Health Pangkalpinang, Indonesia)
Lana Sari (Poltekkes Kemenkes Pangkalpinang)
Ratih Puspita Kusumadewi Purba (Pharmacy Departement, Health Polytechnic Ministry of Health Pangkalpinang, Indonesia)



Article Info

Publish Date
29 Apr 2023

Abstract

Patient satisfaction with services can be determined by comparing patient perceptions and expectations. The Outpatient Pharmacy of Hospital X in Pangkalpinang City experienced problems in drug delivery because the information was not based on medical records and patient clinical data, resulting in biased information being conveyed. It conveyed information can cause differences between patient expectations and perceptions. It analyzed the differences between patient expectations and perceptions of drug delivery activities at the Outpatient Pharmacy of Hospital X Pangkalpinang City based on the 5 SERVQUAL dimensions: reliability, responsiveness, assurance, empathy, and tangibles. This research was a comparative analytic study using a cross-sectional approach. The research instrument was a questionnaire, and it was analyzed using Mann-Whitney. Respondents were patients/families of the Outpatient Pharmacy patients at Hospital X in Pangkalpinang City, totaling 130 people. The results showed significant differences between patient expectations and perceptions of drug delivery activities at the Outpatient Pharmacy at Hospital X Pangkalpinang City, with a P-value <0.05. The most enormous gap between expectations and perceptions was in the empathy dimension. Outpatient Pharmacy officers at Hospital X Pangkalpinang City can improve drug delivery services by focusing on the dimensions of assurance, tangibles, and responsiveness and addressing improvements to empathy and reliability.

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Journal Info

Abbrev

jhse

Publisher

Subject

Health Professions Nursing Public Health

Description

Fokus dan ruang lingkup: JHSE adalah peer-review, jurnal akses terbuka yang berfokus pada topik yang berkaitan dengan ilmu kesehatan dan epidemiologi. Jurnal ini menerbitkan artikel penelitian asli, tinjauan sistematis, meta-analisis, dan komentar editorial tentang topik-topik seperti penyakit ...