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Satisfaction with faith-inspired health care services in Africa: review and evidence from household surveys

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  • Olivier, Jill
  • Wodon, Quentin

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Patient service satisfaction has become a critical concept, utilized both in the assessment of quality of care and to predict a range of health-related behaviors and outcomes. What can be said about patient satisfaction with faith-inspired institutions (FIIs) in the African context in comparison with other providers, and especially public providers? Our objective in this paper is first to review what evidence there is in the literature that might cast light on the comparative satisfaction of patients with FII-health services in Africa today. Second, we present new evidence from household surveys in six African countries on satisfaction rates. Overall, the results suggest that satisfaction with the services provided by FIIs is higher than with those provided by public facilities.

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  • Olivier, Jill & Wodon, Quentin, 2012. "Satisfaction with faith-inspired health care services in Africa: review and evidence from household surveys," MPRA Paper 45374, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. Shojo, Mari & Tsimpo, Clarence & Wodon, Quentin, 2012. "Satisfaction with and reasons for choosing faith-inspired health care provision in Ghana," MPRA Paper 45376, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Olivier, Jill & Wodon, Quentin, 2012. "Market Share of Faith-inspired Health Care Providers in Africa: Comparing Facilities and Multi-purpose Integrated Household Survey Data," MPRA Paper 45365, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Keywords

    Health; Faith; Satisfaction; Development; Christian Health Associations; Private Provision;

    JEL classification:

    • I11 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Analysis of Health Care Markets
    • I15 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health and Economic Development
    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health

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