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Antecedents of Patient Satisfaction in Private Clinical Laboratories toward Patient Loyalty with Switching Cost and Location as Moderating Factors (An Empirical Study from Indonesia)
Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences ; 10(E):1463-1471, 2022.
Article in English | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-2066697
ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND:

Clinical laboratory (CL) services are at the forefront to support health-care services, particularly during the pandemic of COVID-19. The increasing number of private clinical laboratories at present days indicates the increase in patient needs, causing the health-care service provider to face challenges as people have more options. Therefore, fostering patient loyalty (PL) is a crucial success factor for the business growth of clinical laboratories as health-care providers.

AIM:

The purpose of this study is to analyze antecedents of patient satisfaction (PS) in clinical laboratories towards PL with the switching cost and location as moderating factors.

METHODS:

This study was done as a quantitative survey, and data were obtained by a cross-sectional approach with partial least squares structural equation modeling for the data analysis method. There are 266 respondents eligible as samples, who undergo the phlebotomy process (PP) in a private laboratory located within a specific area.

RESULTS:

This study demonstrated that all the nine hypotheses supported with α 0.05 and p < 0.05, include six independent variables named administrative process, information availability (IA), the environment in the phlebotomy room, PP, waiting time, and result notification that influence PS. PS has been shown to have a direct effect on PL and also mediate the antecedents. Furthermore, SC and LO have demonstrated a significant effect to moderate this relationship.

CONCLUSIONS:

PS has been confirmed as the main construct to predict PL whereas the AP is the most important independent variable followed by IA. CL management should pay more attention to these antecedents to ensure PS and retain the clinic’s patients. The cost from the patient’s perspective should be taken into account since this helps the CL keep the patient loyal.
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Full text: Available Collection: Databases of international organizations Database: EMBASE Type of study: Observational study / Prognostic study / Randomized controlled trials Language: English Journal: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences Year: 2022 Document Type: Article

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Full text: Available Collection: Databases of international organizations Database: EMBASE Type of study: Observational study / Prognostic study / Randomized controlled trials Language: English Journal: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences Year: 2022 Document Type: Article