Objective: To assess the patient’s satisfaction rate during two distinct registry procedures in the emergency department.
Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in educational hospitals with a high volume of patient’s admission in Tabriz-Iran and Erzurum-Turkey. In this study, we used a Press Ganey questionnaire as a data collection tool that was filled out with patients or their companions before discharging or referred to other areas (wards). Finally, data were analyzed by using SPSS software version 16.
Results: The included patients were from three-admission time courses includes morning, evening, and night shifts. The present study results indicated that the total satisfaction score was two scores higher than the classic one (p<0.001) in the model registry system. Furthermore, the findings of the current study interestingly showed a correlation between satisfaction rate and education level as well as patient’s location. Thus, patients with moderate education levels had a higher satisfaction rate in urban regions when compared with rural regions and higher/lower education levels (p=0.03).
Conclusion: Patients’ satisfaction rate with multiple variables can be improved by designing an appropriate registry procedure.